Spanish Female Director Celebrated
Would you live your life any differently if you knew you had only three months to live? A low-budget film shown to a group of students turned out to be an opportunity to reflect on materialism, existentialism and self-gratification that we find present in our everyday lives.
As part of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese’s Film Forum, students and professors watched one of Spain’s leading female movie directors, Isabel Coixet, explore the topic of dealing with life and death in her film ‘My Life Without Me’ (‘Mi Vida Sin Mi’).
This film, which was screened on Feb. 1 in Humanities Hall 254, was the fifth in an ongoing Women Directors Series sponsored by the department.
Coixet is known for her film ‘The Secret Life of Words’ starring Tim Robbins as a man who is blinded after a work-related accident. The film won best director and best original screenplay at the 2006 Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain.
Based on the book by Nanci Kincaid and produced by Spanish film director Pedro Almod