The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is continuing its 25 Years: 25 Films series this Saturday, May 20, with 2007 selection The Diving Bell and the Butterfly at Parrish Art Museum.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly tells the true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke at the age of 43 that paralyzed him completely, except for his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir (from which the film is based), Bauby eloquently described aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torments of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.
Directed by Julian Schnabel, the film won two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Hamptons International Film Festival started the 25 Years: 25 Films screenings to celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary. HIFF films from 1993 to 2016 are being shown almost weekly, since February, in venues across the Hamptons, as well as some outside New York. The series concludes with the 25th Annual Hamptons Film Film Festival taking place over Columbus Day weekend, October 5–9.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill). Admission is $20. Click here to purchase tickets.
Watch the trailer below.
To learn more about the 25 Years: 25 Films Screening Series, visit the HIFF website here.