Dolphin Man: The Story of Jacques Mayol

Saturday, March 2, at 4:15 pm in Vesuvius (N205)

DIRECTOR

LEFTERIS CHARITOS

COUNTRY

GREECE/CANADA/FRANCE

RUNNING TIME

80 mins

YEAR

2017

LANGUAGE

English & various languages (French, Italian & Japanese) with English subtitles.

ABOUT THE FILM

How long can you hold your breath? Immerse yourself in the compelling story of legendary free-diver Jacques Mayol, the first to free-dive to 100 metres on a single breath. Narrated by actor Jean-Marc Barr – who portrayed Mayol in Luc Besson’s The Big Blue (1988) – this film combines breathtaking underwater photography, interviews and archival footage to reveal the contradictions of Mayol’s complex life: spending hours in yoga and zen practices that revolutionized the free-diving world, he was also a freeloader, playboy and pornographer. Named Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and the Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

(Advisory: contains a sexually explicit scene; may not be appropriate for all viewers.) 

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