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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

22.07.2016 at 9 pm

Published at:06.07.2016

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from Adrian Kowalski – a film expert and a postgraduate in the Institute of Audiovisual Arts at the Jagiellonian University. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK. Free entry.

Friday 22 July, 9 pm
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
(2008) directed by Julian Schnabel
Running Time: 1 h 52 min

The movie represent Bauby’s days following him suffering an enormous stroke, on the 8thof December in the year 1995, when he was 42 years old that left him in a state recognized as the locked-in disorder. The state caused him to be paralyzed neck down. Even though both his eyes were still functional, his right eye had not been irrigating as it should be and that is when the doctors made a decision to stitch the right eye, for the fear that the problem would turn out to be infectious. By the time it was all done, he had only his left eyelid that he could blink in order to communicate with the world.

In French, with Polish subtitles.

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