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Poster one-sheet: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The U.S poster one sheet (see below) – is a split screen composition that slightly alludes to the world that the male protagonist inhibits – his dreamscapes and memories are filled with the moments of his life he must part with and that he loves the most.   

Miramax Films brings Julian Schanbel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to theaters on November 30th and while viewers can expect some form of vertigo in the first 15 minutes, I can assure you that the wait is well worth it. Think Amelie – but not as full of hope and less cheery. Actor Mathieu Amalric brings to the table the sort of powerful performance that includes a touching narration filled with rage and love.
 
This is a great adaptation of the Jean-Dominique Bauby autobiography. Bauby, the editor of Elle France, suffered a stroke that left his body completely paralyzed, except for his left eye, while his mind remained unaffected. Despite his affliction, suffered in 1995 when he was 43, Bauby used his eye to blink out a memoir, letter by letter, then died two days after it was published. The book describes his pre-stroke life, what it was like to be a prisoner inside his useless body and imagined journeys to exotic places he'd never visited.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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