In Dolphin Man Lefteris Charitos draws viewers into the world of legendary free-diver Jacques Mayol, capturing his compelling journey and immersing us into the sensory and transformative experience of free-diving. 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’ revolutionised free-diving and brought a new consciousness to our relationship with the sea and our inner-selves.
Preceded by short documentary The Mammalian Reflex (El Reflejo del Mamífero), courtesy of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico, Flavia Martinez’s poetic portrait of British freediver Maria Teresa Solomons, who has dedicated her life to the sea.
In partnership with Arte
£2 | ⏯️ Watch it online on 26 Jan