She began her career as a theater actress and later studied Direction at the German Academy of Film and Television, where she shared promotion with Christian Petzold and Thomas Arslan and with whom she formed what was known as the Berlin School. Her films have been selected at major festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, and Berlin, where she won the Silver Bear for Best Direction for “I Was at Home, But”, also awarded in Mar del Plata and San Sebastián, and the Silver Bear for best script by “Music”.


Music (2023, D'A 2024), I Was Home, But (2019), The Dreamed Path (2016), Orly (2010), Afternoon (2007), Marseille (2004), Passing Summer (2001), Plätze in Städten (1998), My Sister's Good Fortune (1995), Ich bin den Sommer über in Berlin geblieben (mid-length film, 1994), Über das Entgegenkommen (short film, 1992), Lovely Yellow Color (short film, 1991)