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Lecture 5/21/2021 06:30 PM
Isabel Coixet in dialogue with Antonio San José
The film director and writer Isabel Coixet worked as a creative director in the advertising industry. In 1988 she made her debut as a writer and director with Demasiado viejo para morir joven (Too Old to Die Young). In 1996 she travelled to the United States to film her first feature film in English, Cosas que nunca te dije (Things I Never Told You), which was awarded the Premio Fotogramas de Plata. In 2000 she founded her own production company, Miss Wasabi Films. Her film Mi vida sin mí (My Life Without Me) was awarded a prize at the 2003 Berlin Festival and received the Premio Goya for the Best Adapted Script. This was followed by La vida secreta de las palabras (The Secret Life of Words), which won the Goyas for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Script, Elegy, Ayer no termina nunca (Yesterday Never Ends), Mi otro yo (Another Me), Aprendiendo a conducer (Learning to Drive), Nadie quiere la noche (Endless Night) and La librería (The Bookshop), winning her the Goya for Best Director. Her latest film is Nieva en Benidorm (It Snows in Benidorm).
She has also made documentaries, with titles including Viaje al corazón de la tortura, Invisibles, awarded the Goya for the Best Documentary, Spain in a Day and Aral, el mar perdido (Aral, The Lost Sea).
In 2009 she received the Medalla de Oro de las Bellas Artes and in 2015 was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. In 2020 she was awarded the Premio Nacional de Cinematografía (Spanish National Film Award).
The conversation will be accompanied by the projection of videos and images relating to our guest’s career.