LOCKED-IN SYNDROME (ASSIGNE A RESIDENCE)
Locked-In Syndrome is the first in this collection of 3 short films by French auteur Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue). This inspirational documentary is the extraordinary true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby. Unique and captivating, the film chronicles the life struggle of the well-respected journalist and editor of ELLE magazine after suffering a massive stroke. Surviving twenty days in a coma he awoke speechless and almost completely paralysed, with only the ability to blink his left eyelid.
Diagnosed with a condition known as Locked-in syndrome, Bauby took up the immense challenge by not only learning to communicate through the blinking of his eyelid but devised a way to record his memoir in print by partner assisted scanning. Published as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly his story is one of tremendous hope and was superbly dramatised in the Golden Globe® winning and Oscar® nominated feature film of the same name.
Also included is the documentary feature Otaku, an exposé on the obsessive attraction of hobbies and the many people who become fanatically involved in their pursuit of happiness.
- Jean-Dominique Bauby
- Jean-Jacques Beineix