She started as a child actor, trained as a painter and graphic designer and studied film at NYU-Tisch School of Arts. She directed her first short, Veta, in 2001, and has been making films ever since. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya premiered in competition in Berlin Film Festival 2019, where it was awarded the Ecumenical Prize, as well at the German Guild Film Prize. Until today the film has received more than 30 awards internationally, most notably the 2019 LUX Prize by the European Parliament and was sold for theatrical release to over 40 territories world-wide. In 2018, France’s Ministry of Culture awarded her the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letres.


The Happiest Man in the World (2022, D'A 2023), God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019), When the Day Had No Name (2017), The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012), I Am from Titov Veles (2007), How I Killed a Saint (2004), Veta (short film, 2001)