Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday night is to curl up in my pajamas with a glass of wine and watch a really good flick.

I saw a fantastic movie this weekend. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. It was artful, poetic, told an incredible story and combined all of the elements I love in a great film.

The movie was based on the real life experience of Jean-Dominique Bauby. At the young age of 42, the former editor-in-chief of French Elle and father of three, suffered a massive stroke leaving him paralyzed and speechless. With the use of his left eyelid, he wrote a book documenting his experience of bodily imprisonment and how his mind was able to set him free.

I've always believed that one of the secret ingredients to true happiness is the ability to live in the moment - to not dwell on the past or pine for the future. This movie was a beautiful example of that.

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Here's the movie trailer....


Bijoux said...

Wow! It looks like we have several things in common :D

1) I, too, like to watch a good film on either Friday or Saturday night with my husband - sometimes even alone.

2) I, too, enjoy a nice glass of wine (preferably white) while watching the movie. And also a piece of good quality dark chocolate.

3)I, too, really, really enjoyed "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

cserdan said... preference for wine is also white!!

You'll have to give me a good movie recommendation the next time you stop by.

The Vineyard Painter said...

Thank you for this film recommendation! Can't wait to see it. (found your blog via Etsy Forum).