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The Diving Bell And The Butterfly Rated 12A

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Dir. Julian Schnabel. France, 2007. 1h 52m. French/subs. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Max von Sydow.

Join University of Oxford neuroscientists for a film screening and discussion about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the true story of a former Elle editor, Jean-Dominique Bauby. A major stroke leaves Bauby almost entirely paralysed, with the exception of his left eye. Bauby uses the experience to redeem himself for his less than exemplary life. Contribute your views of the film’s premise that consciousness is at the core of humanity and learn about locked-in syndrome, stroke and brain plasticity.


Saturday 23 October: 18:00