Spanish director Isabel Coixet begins shooting today(Monday, November 8) on her new English-language film, The Secret Life OfWords, starring Tim Robbins and SarahPolley.

The Euros 4m film is a co-production between the Almodovarbrothers‚ El Deseo, which backed Coixet's award-winning My LifeWithout Me, and MediaPro. Focus Features,which also handled My Life, hasinternational rights.

The story revolves around a lonely 30 year old nurse sent tocare for a man temporarily blinded by an accident on an oil rig. The filmco-stars Javier Camara (Bad Education)and Eddie Marsan (21 Grams).Shooting in Madrid and Belfast will wrap by the end of December.