Angela Schanelec grew up in a small town in the south of Germany. After school, she studied acting in Frankfurt am Main. She played theater for several years before turning to filmmaking. Following her feature debut, My Sister’s Good Fortune (1995), her films have screened at festivals worldwide. The Dreamed Path (2016) played in the Concorso internazionale at Locarno and her latest, I Was at Home, But... (2019), won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale.