Stéphanie Barbey is a Swiss film director, writer, producer, and editor. She was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1975. She graduated from the University of Lausanne in 1998 with a degree in sociology and media studies.
In 2000, she began working as a director and editor on various short films, television commercials, and documentaries. Her first feature film, The Silent One, was released in 2006 and earned numerous international awards. The Silent One was also chosen to represent Switzerland in the 2008 Academy Awards.
In 2009, she wrote and directed the feature film The Father Forgets, which premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. In 2011, she wrote and directed the feature film The Oath, which won the Swiss Film Prize and the Prix L'Age d'Or at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2013, she wrote and directed the feature film Me, Myself and Mum, which was selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
In addition to her work as a filmmaker, Stéphanie is also a respected professor, teaching at the University of Lausanne in the department of media studies. She also serves as a jury member for various international film festivals, such as the Locarno International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Stéphanie Barbey is one of the most successful Swiss filmmakers of her generation. She has earned numerous awards for her work, and her films have been selected for screening at some of the most prestigious international film festivals. Her unique style, combining elements of visual art, literature, and sociology, has made her films stand out from the crowd and earned her critical acclaim. Her work has inspired many young filmmakers to pursue their dreams, and her films will continue to entertain and educate audiences for years to come.