She was born in London and brought up in the Var region of France. She began her career with the documentaries Récréations and Coûte que coûte, which were a giant step forward for documentaries in France. Her first long-length fiction film (A Foreign Body, 1997) was programmed in the parallel section of the Cannes Festival. In 2013, she directed fiction film (Gare du Nord) and documentary film (Human Geography), both of which are on the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. Since then, she has made two documentary long-length films: The Woods Dreams are Made Of and Le concours.