Institut Ramon LLull


The Bookshop to Launch Isabel Coixet Retrospective

Cinema.  New York,  28/03/2018

Isabel Coixet will premiere her latest award-winning film The Bookshop as an opening to her four-event retrospective at Instituto Cervantes. 

As part of the #WomenOutsideOfTheBox film series held at Instituto Cervantes New York, four different events will take place to learn more about Isabel Coixet’s work and its place in the current context of the film industry.



  • On March 7, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
  • Isabel Coixet will be present to share her experiences in the film industry with cultural journalist Mateo Sancho.
  • For Instituto Cervantes New York members only. RSVP required at

Coixet will present the film as an opening to her retrospective at Instituto Cervantes, discussing her  professional life and the challenges of making films today.

Plot: Set in a small town in 1959 England, The Bookshop is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.



  • On March 14 at 7 pm.
  • Documentaries directed by Isabel Coixet, 2016. In Spanish with English subtitles.

What do the Spaniards love? What do they fear? What do they believe? Based on the concept of Life in a Day, directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott, Spain in a Day brings life to the story of Spanish people (in Spain and abroad) with the aim of creating a film made by them, while also reflecting the fears and dreams of today’s Spain for the Spanish people of tomorrow, at a time of considerable social and cultural changes.

No es tan fría Siberia asks the question “Why would someone offer all his memories to a complete stranger?”




  • On March 21 at 7 pm.
  • Directed by Isabel Coixet, 2015, 118 minutes.
  • In English with Spanish subtitles.

Nobody wants the night is about the relentless icy landscape that separates and draws two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways.




  • On March 28 at 7 pm.
  • Directed by Isabel Coixet, 2014, 105 minutes.
  • In English with Spanish subtitles.

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.


Photo credit: Jorge Fuembuena

Winner of three 2018 Goya Awards, Isabel Coixet visits Instituto Cervantes New York to open her retrospective and talk about the film industry.

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is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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