Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Dolphin Man [2017] by Lefteris Charitos

On Tuesday 19 June at 19:00 and on Wednesday 20 June at 21:00 the documentary Dolphin Man (Greece/Canada/France/Japan, 2017, 78 min, colour, English subtitles) by Lefteris Charitos will be screened in cinema Utopia. The film is also suitable for children over 12 years.


Dolphin Man draws us into the world of Jacques Mayol, capturing his compelling journey and immersing viewers into the sensory and transformative experience of free-diving. From the Mediterranean to Japan and from India to the Bahamas, we meet Mayol's closest friends and family, including his children and world free-diving champions, to reveal the portrait of a man who reached the limits of the human body and mind, not just to break records but hoping to discover the deeper affinity between human beings and the sea.

Narrated by Jean-Marc Barr, the actor who famously portrayed Mayol in The Big Blue, the film weaves together rare film archive from the 1950s onwards, with stunning contemporary underwater photography, to discover how the 'dolphin man' revolutionized free-diving and brought a new consciousness to our relationship with the sea and our inner-selves.