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La librería

Gender of artist



Isabel Coixet

Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet became a winner at the 2018 Goya Awards with this dramatic film.

This feature film is adapted from the novel of the same name by English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald and is set in the 1950s. It tells the story of Florence Green when she arrives in the small coastal town of Hardborough with her husband to realise her dream: to open a bookshop somewhere far from the social revolutions. Her dreams are cut short when the powerful Violet Gamart appears in her life.

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Isabel Coixet


Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy y Charlotte Vega

Best Literary Adaptation Prize at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair
Forqué Award for best feature film, 2018
Gaudí Award for best music and artistic direction, 2018
Goya Award for best film, best direction and best adapted screenplay, 2018
Sant Jordi Award for Best Spanish Film, 2018


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