Spanish women directors

by elenamarzal | created - 21 Feb 2016 | updated - 29 Nov 2016 | Public

Mujeres directoras de largometrajes de ficción.

1. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and Cosas que nunca te dije (1996).

2. Icíar Bollaín

Director | Flores de otro mundo

Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...

3. Paula Ortiz

Director | De tu ventana a la mía

Paula Ortiz is a director and writer, known for De tu ventana a la mía (2011), The Bride (2015) and El rostro de Ido (2003).

4. Mar Coll

Writer | Tres dies amb la família

Mar Coll was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. She is a writer and director, known for Three Days with the Family (2009), We All Want What's Best for Her (2013) and La última polaroid (2004).

5. Pilar Miró

Director | El perro del hortelano

Born to a military family. Attends law studies before starting a newspaper career. In 1960 starts on TV. Joins the Socialist Party in 1976 and conducts the electoral campaign in 1982 and in the same year she is designated General Director of Cinema. Resigning in 1985, the next year she joins the ...

6. Belén Macías

Director | El puzzle

Belén Macías was born in 1970 in Tarragona, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain as Belén Macías Pérez. She is a director and writer, known for El puzzle (2000), Mala espina (2001) and My Prison Yard (2008).

7. Juana Macías

Director | Planes para mañana

Juana Macías was born in 1971 in Madrid, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Plans for Tomorrow (2010), Seven Coffees on a Week (2001) and We Are Pregnant (2016).

8. Gracia Querejeta

Director | Siete mesas de billar francés

Gracia Querejeta was born on August 13, 1962 in Madrid, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Siete mesas de billar francés (2007), By My Side Again (1999) and 15 Years and One Day (2013).

9. Maria Ripoll

Director | The Man with Rain in His Shoes

Maria Ripoll was born in 1964 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998), Traces of Sandalwood (2014) and Your Life in 65 (2006).

10. Leticia Dolera

Actress | [Rec]³: Génesis

Leticia Dolera was born on October 23, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress and writer, known for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012), Requirements to Be a Normal Person (2015) and Perfect Life (2019). She is married to Paco Plaza.

11. Beatriz Sanchís

Director | Todos están muertos

Beatriz Sanchís is a director and writer, known for They Are All Dead (2014), Mi otra mitad (2010) and La clase (2008).

12. Mar Targarona

Producer | El orfanato

Mar Targarona (Barcelona March 30, 1953). She studied drama at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona and later in the National Theater of Strasbourg.

In 1976 he joined the company Dagoll Dagom. Mar worked with the company in the works "Will not talk in class" and the hit "Antaviana". In 1985 he left ...

13. Inés París

Writer | A mi madre le gustan las mujeres

Inés París was born in 1962 in Madrid, Spain as Inés París Bouza. She is a writer and assistant director, known for My Mother Likes Women (2002), Miguel and William (2007) and The Night My Mother Killed My Father (2016).

14. Josefina Molina

Director | Esquilache

Josefina Molina was born on November 14, 1936 in Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain as Josefina Molina Reig. She is a director and writer, known for Esquilache (1989), Night Function (1981) and Entre naranjos (1998).

15. Ana Mariscal

Actress | Una sombra en la ventana

Ana Mariscal was born on July 31, 1923 in Madrid, Spain as Ana María Rodríguez-Arroyo Mariscal. She was an actress and director, known for Una sombra en la ventana (1945), Segundo López, aventurero urbano (1953) and A Man on the Road (1949). She was married to Valentín Javier. She died on ...

16. Neus Ballús

Director | La plaga

Born in 1980 in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain). She earned a degree in editing and filmmaking from Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra University. Her first short films, "The granddad with a movie camera" and "Immersion" earned several prizes around the world.

Her first feature-lenght film, "La Plaga" (...

17. Ángeles González Sinde

Writer | La suerte dormida

Ángeles González Sinde was born in 1965 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Ángeles González-Sinde Reig. She is a writer, known for Sleeping Luck (2003), One Word from You (2008) and Lucky Star (1997).

18. Nely Reguera

Director | María (y los demás)

Nely Reguera was born on December 25, 1978 in Barcelona, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for María (y los demás) (2016), Pablo (2009) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

19. Isabel de Ocampo

Writer | Miente

Isabel de Ocampo is known for her work on Miente (2008), EspermaZotoides (2005) and Evelyn (2012).

20. Laura Mañá

Director | Palabras encadenadas

Laura Mañá was born on January 12, 1968 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Laura Mañá Alvarenga. She is an actress and director, known for Palabras encadenadas (2003), Compassionate Sex (2000) and La vida empieza hoy (2010).

21. Patricia Ferreira

Director | Sé quién eres

Patricia Ferreira was born in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for I Know Who You Are (2000), The Wild Ones (2012) and Para que no me olvides (2005).

22. Chus Gutiérrez

Director | Retorno a Hansala

Chus Gutierrez (Birth Name: María Jesús Gutiérrez) was born in Granada, Spain in 1962. In 1970, her family moved to Madrid. At the age of 17, she moved to London to learn English. At age 21, she moved to New York to study film-making at Global Village, under the tutelage of Fred Barney Taylor. Ms. ...

23. Mónica Laguna

Director | Juego de Luna

Mónica Laguna was born as Mónica Agulló Laguna. She is a director and writer, known for Luna's Game (2001), Tengo una casa (1996) and Quiero que sea él (1991).

24. Eva Lesmes

Director | Pon un hombre en tu vida

Eva Lesmes was born in August 1961 in Gijón, Asturias, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Pon un hombre en tu vida (1996), Ellas y el sexo débil (2006) and Maitena: Estados alterados (2008).

25. Daniela Féjerman

Writer | A mi madre le gustan las mujeres

Daniela Féjerman is a writer and director, known for My Mother Likes Women (2002), Semen, a Love Sample (2005) and L'adopció (2015).

26. Rosa Vergés

Director | Boom Boom

Rosa Vergés was born on February 22, 1955 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Rosa Vergés i Coma. She is known for her work on Boom Boom (1990), Tic Tac (1997) and Iris (2004).

27. Silvia Munt

Actress | Pretextos

Silvia Munt was born on March 24, 1957 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Silvia Munt Quevedo. She is an actress and writer, known for Pretextos (2008), Alas de mariposa (1991) and La Granja del Pas (2015).

28. Margarita Alexandre

Director | Cristo

Margarita Alexandre was born on July 3, 1923 in León, Castilla y León, Spain as Margarita Aleixandre. She was an actress and producer, known for Cristo (1954), Terroristi a Madrid (1955) and El Vaquero and the Girl (1956). She died on December 23, 2015 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

29. Judith Colell

Director | Nosotras

Judith Colell was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is a director and producer, known for Women (2000), Elisa K (2010) and 53 días de invierno (2006).

30. Dunia Ayaso

Director | La isla interior

Dunia Ayaso was born in 1961 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. She was a director and writer, known for The Island Inside (2009), El grito en el cielo (1998) and Chill Out! (2003). She died on February 28, 2014 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

31. Ana Díez

Director | Elvira Luz Cruz, pena máxima

Ana Díez was born in 1957 in Tudela, Navarra, Spain as Ana Díez Díaz. She is a director and writer, known for Elvira Luz Cruz, pena máxima (1985), Ander Eta Yul (1988) and Galíndez (2002).

32. Isa Campo

Writer | La propera pell

Isa Campo is known for her work on The Next Skin (2016), The Condemned (2009) and Between Two Waters (2018).

33. Gemma Ferraté

Director | Tots els camins de Déu

Gemma Ferraté is known for her work on The Ways of Man (2014), Puzzled Love (2011) and Records (2008).

34. Rosa Vergés

Director | Boom Boom

Rosa Vergés was born on February 22, 1955 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Rosa Vergés i Coma. She is known for her work on Boom Boom (1990), Tic Tac (1997) and Iris (2004).

35. Manuela Burló Moreno

Director | Pipas

Manuela Burló Moreno is an Director, Writer and Actress known for Dolores (2008), I Want To Spend The Rest of My Life with You (2009) Camas (2010), Cloe (2011), Pipas (2013 - Nominated for the Spanish ), Lo sé (2013), Como sobrevivir a una despedida (2015) and Rumbos (2016). See full bio »

36. Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz

Director | Mi querida cofradía

Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz is a director and writer, known for Hopelessly Devout (2018), Y otro año, perdices (2013) and Los inocentes (2013).

37. Andrea Jaurrieta

Writer | Ana de día

Andrea Jaurrieta is a writer and producer, known for Ana by Day (2018), Los años dirán (2013) and Julieta (2016).

38. Celia Rico Clavellino

Writer | Viaje al cuarto de una madre

Celia Rico Clavellino was born in 1982 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain. She is a writer and director, known for Journey to a Mother's Room (2018), Luisa no está en casa (2012) and Childish Games (2012).



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