Images can often be multi-layered. I think this film is a good example. As a film it is clearly a combination of a whole lot of images making up this biography, but together it is an image of disability, mistaken attitudes, frustration, hope, strength and much more!
Comments written a while back:
I have just seen the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Absolutely gobsmacking. French subtitled story of former editor of Elle magazine who suffered a stroke and was totally paralysed apart from his left eye, although his mind and hearing were ok. It was through blinking that he wrote the book of the film.Very moving view of disability/ability, relationships and the ability to understand a different view.Highly recommended viewing. Its tough in places but also extremely funny and will likely cause a few tears.