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The Blue Butterfly

Director Léa Pool
Year 2004
Run Time 97min
Genre Action/Adventure, Drama
Inspired by the true story of a terminally ill ten year old boy (Marc Donato) and his determined single mom, who will stop at nothing to make his dream come true. This shy, intelligent and brave boy's dream is to capture the most beautiful butterfly on earth, the legendary Blue Morpho, so his mom begins by convincing a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them into the jungle. So, the adventure of a lifetime begins. 


Léa Pool

Pool has earned three Genie Award nominations for Best Direction. Her films include Emporte Moi, Mouvements du désir, Lost and Delirious, La dernière fugue and the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. Her recent films include the doc Double Sentence and the features La passion d'Augustine and Et au pire, on se mariera.


Pete McCormack


William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Marc Donato, Raoul Max Trujillo, Marianella Jimenez


Claude Bonin, Francine Atlaire, Arnie Gelbart, Michael Haggiag


Action/Adventure, Drama


Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker

Original Language


Language Versions

EN CC, EN Subtitles, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor