Manuel de Coco was born in 1975 in Athens, Greece. He is a film director and writer, best known for his poetic and transcendental style. He is also well known for traveling to extreme places to explore humanity’s relationship with spirituality. He has directed the banned film “Unknown Land” (2012).
"A plunge into the unknown brings together something magical exceeding everyday life."
"Our soul is an unknown land, which few have managed to explore."
FILMING UNKNOWN LAND
Μanuel de Coco filmed his first feature film “Unknown Land” in Socotra Island in Yemen during the Arab Spring
WORLD PREMIERE FOR UNKNOWN LAND
Μanuel de Coco’s Unknown Land premiered in Tehran in Iran and won the Best Feature Film Award
Tarkovsky Film FestivalManuel de Coco at Tarkovsky Film Festival in Russia
PEACE AWARD FOR MANUEL DE COCO
Manuel de Coco won the Best Director Peace Award for “Unknown Land” at Gothenburg Independent Film Festival
INVISIBLE WORLDAfter a 15 – year period of filming in 10 countries “Invisible World” is finally completed in Tibet.