After a debilitating stroke, author and Elle Magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby is severely paralyzed, left only with the ability to blink his left eye. However, with his mental faculties still intact, Bauby is undeterred. With the help of a transcriber, Bauby tells the story of his life, thus illuminating the personal triumphs of a man whose soaring vision shaped his will to achieve a life without boundaries. From director Julian Schnabel comes this remarkable and inspiring true story about the awesome power of imagination.

Crew / Cast

Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Max von Sydow, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands

Director: Julian Schnabel

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Source Material: "Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon")

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik

Exec. Producers: Jim Lemley, Pierre Grunstein

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Editor: Juliette Welfling

Composer: Paul Cantelon

Prod. Designer: Michel Eric, Laurent Ott

Costumes: Olivier Bériot

Academy Awards

2008 Nominated, Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing 

2008 Nominated, Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

2008 Nominated, Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography

2008 Nominated, Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing

BAFTA Awards

2008 Won, BAFTA for Best Screenplay - Adapted

2008 Nominated, BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language

Cannes Film Festival

2007 Won, Best Director 

2007 Won, Palme d’Or

2007 Won, Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist