Worth Watching - Oct 28: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Trailer
If you've seen The Sea Inside and liked it, then I recommend The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as well. It's touching, it's heartwarming, it's funny, and it leaves you with a smile on your face. This is one of the year's best films, despite being mostly in French, and is definitely worth seeing if you appreciate wonderful cinema. I'll even be rooting for it for the Best Foreign Language Oscar! The premise is that this successful man becomes paralyzed after a stroke and is only capable of moving his eye and blinking to communicate, that's it. You follow his story from his point-of-view and in his mind, literally looking out of one eye, but it's so perfectly executed that it's not annoying or bothersome.
You can read my great review from the Toronto Film Fest. I really loved this film and would honestly suggest it to all of you out there who I know appreciate good indie cinema!
Watch the trailer for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is directed by Julian Schnabel, who also directed Before Night Falls from 2000. The film opens in limited theaters starting on November 30th this winter. The newest poster is featured below as well.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
Hey guys -- "This is one of the year's best films, despite being mostly in French..." I don't get it. If a movie's in a foreign language, that works against it? Maybe here in the U.S... C'mon, you guys are way better than that comment. Anyway, thanks big for the tip, and I love the site. Best, Norm S. http://www.meetinthelobby.com
Norm Schrager // Meet in the Lobby on Oct 29, 2007
I've seen it and I agree...its one of the year's best films and I hope it wins in all the categories its been nominated for!
Vindy on Feb 18, 2008
It's funny - I think this was the film my English mate, Tim, saw at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2007 and hated with a vengeance. I've heard that the director, Julian, is married to a Basque woman and lives here in San Sebastian, Spain. I went to his art exhibition here at the same time and only liked one out of about 150 paintings but I really liked his feature film 'Before Night Falls' and teh trailer for this film. My dad was a single parent and had just 10% sight (from macular degeneration) since I was 12 so I'm interested in seeing this film. I've always wanted to direct a film about the part of my dad's life when he was bringing us up by himself in London in the 1970's and 80's.
Clare Pryke on May 14, 2008
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