In 2002, more than 300.000 people had to leave it all to perform hard and ungrateful work; take with their own hands toxic spills that reached Galicia’s coast because of the sinking of the petroleum ship Prestige.
Isabel Coixet started making films when she received an 8mm camera as a first communion present. After graduating with a degree in 18th and 19th century history from the University of Barcelona, she worked in advertising and produced advertising copy. She won several accolades for her spot ads, and eventually founded her own production company, Miss Wasabi Films, in 2000. In 1988, Coixet made her debut as a scriptwriter and director in Demasiado viejo para morir joven (Too Old to Die Young), for which she was nominated at the Goya Awards for Best New Director…. [more info]