Kumu Documentary: Dolphin Man
Dir Lefteris Charitos
Greece, France, Japan 2017, 78 min
In English, French and Japanese, with English subtitles
Introduction by Terje Meos.
Discover the story and legacy of Jacques Mayol, the legendary free-diver whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult film The Big Blue.
Narrated by Jean-Marc Barr, the actor who portrayed Mayol in The Big Blue, the film weaves together rare archival film 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.