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From ‘Marjoe’ to ‘Strike’: Sarah Kernochan’s Career of Reinvention

Yes, Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards. But that barely scratches the surface of her decades-long career, where she has been everything from director to novelist to screenwriter to musician. 

“I didn’t have any ambition to be a director, and certainly not a documentary filmmaker,” Sarah said, looking back on her Academy-Award winning feature, Marjoe.read more.

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Isabel Coixet’s Films Capture a Wide Range of Subjects Deeply

Five years ago today, The Bookshop (or La Librería) was released in theaters. A visually stunning and perfectly-acted historical drama, this film was written and directed by Isabel Coixet, who we will be celebrating today. 

Isabel Coixet is a Spanish filmmaker whose work has reached great success both in Spain and in the USA.read more.

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The Humanity Present in the Films of Lone Scherfig

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the release of Lone Scherfig’s popular film One Day.

Though perhaps most well-known for her British dramas, Lone Scherfig is Danish; she was born on May 2, 1959 in Copenhagen. Originally working in advertising, Lone actually won the Lion d’Argent prize at the Cannes International Advertising Film Festival.read more.

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AMPAS ’16: Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet Castillo is a prolific film director of contemporary Spain, with The New York Times describing her work as “unclassifiable.”

She has directed seven feature-length films since the beginning of her film career in 1988, in addition to documentary films, shorts and commercials. After a BA degree in History at Barcelona University, Major in 18th and 19th centuries, she worked in advertising and spot writing.read more.

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