Earlier this year, I had the thrill of spending some time with Isabel Coixet. I also worked closely with her daughter, a young filmmaker herself, during my residency in Barcelona in March and April.
Those not familiar with Isabel’s work, I kindly recommend her features:
* Demasiado viejo para morir joven (“Too Old to Die Young”) (1989)
* Cosas que nunca te dije (Things I Never Told You, 1996), with Lili Taylor and Andrew McCarthy
* A los que aman (“To Those Who Love”) (1998)
* My Life Without Me (2003), with Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Maria de Medeiros and Amanda Plummer
* Ã‚Â¡Hay motivo! (2004) (segment “La insoportable levedad del carrito de la compra”)
* The Secret Life of Words (2005), with Sarah Polley and Tim Robbins
* Paris, je t’aime (2006) (segment, “Bastille”)
* Elegy (2008) Based on Philip Roth’s novel The Dying Animal, with Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard and PenÃƒÂ©lope Cruz
* Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)
Not found on this list taken from Wikipedia, is a collaborative project Isabel contributed to that may be some of my favorite of her work.
Here’s the trailer for Invisibles: