Isabel Coixet Castillo
9 April 1960
Isabel Coixet Castillo (Catalan pronunciation:
Isabel Coixet (Sant Adrià del Besós, Barcelona, April, 9, 1960) started filming when she was given an 8 mm camera on the occasion of her First Communion. After obtaining a BA degree in History at Barcelona University, where she majored in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century History, she worked in advertising and spot writing with a magazine called Fotogramas. She continued in the world of advertising, producing brilliant work and standing out as creative director of the agency JWT.
Her illustrious client list included BMW, Renault and Ikea. She won several accolades for her spots, but the ads did not fulfill her expectations.
Coixet made her first short film in 1984: “Mira y verás.”