// Isabel Coixet
© Alberto Gamazo
Isabel Coixet (born in Barcelona on 1960) is one of the most prolific female film directors of contemporary Spanish cinema, having directed twelve feature-length films since the beginning of her film career in 1988. Her distinct visual style secure the multifaceted (she directs, writes and produces) filmmaker's status as an “auteur”.
Coixet started filming when she was given a 8mm camera on the occasion of her First Communion and made her debut in 1988 as a scriptwriter and director in “Demasiado Viejo Para Morir Joven.” In 1996, she made her first feature in English: “Things I Never Told You” (Cosas que nunca te dije) which was proceed by the Spanish “A los que aman” (1998), the international successes “My life without me” (2003) and “The secret life of words” (2005) a piece in the project “Paris, je t’aime” (2006), “Elegy” (2008), “Map of the sounds of Tokyo” (2009) “Ayer no termina nunca” (2013) “Another Me”(2014), “Learning to drive” and “Nobody wants the night” (2015).
Apart from the feature films, Isabel Coixet has filmed and produced several documentaries, and has been prized with several awards around the world (such as the french “Chevalier des arts et lettres” medal).
She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Hollywood. Her next film will be “The Bookshop” (2017).
Isabel Coixet will be our guest at Vienna on March 4 and 5.