The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)*#
Imagine yourself trapped inside your own body. you can't move, you can't speak, a simple blink of the eyes is all you can manage. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is based on a remarkable true story of the former France Elle editor, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke which left his body paralyzed. The film moves slowly and truly gives you a sense of what Bauby is going through. Cinematography does a great job of giving the audience a chance to view life from Bauby's own eyes. What stood out most for me in this movie was the way Bauby chooses to live out his life despite his condition. It makes you realize just how fragile life can be, but with the right attitude and a great imagination, you can find ways to persevere even during the toughest of times.
#-Imdb- 8.1 (Top 250: #203)
Rotten Tomato- Critics: 94% Community-95%
Yong's Stars-8.5/10 (highly recommended)
*one of 1001 movies to see before you die.