14.02.2017 - Isabel Coixet, moderated by Peter Cowie
“It’s on sharing stories, my father, the cold and Kim Kardashian,” says Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet about her latest short film It's Not That Cold Siberia. In a session that combines the first public screening with an extensive conversation, the director (My Life Without Me, Nobody Wants the Night) invites us to embark with her on a winding trip to Siberia and back. The film is an ode to recently deceased art critic, novelist, painter and poet John Berger, who considered himself more a carrier of stories than their teller. Coixet confronts the contradictory magic of coincidences, how ideas grow and what can happen to a director on the roads to a new film.
A film historian and former International Publishing Director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years, and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.