Valérie Donzelli was born in the Vosges Mountains, but is not a Vosgian. She studied architecture, but is not an architect. Her first cinematic experience dates from Sandrine Veysset’s film Martha… Martha, in which she played the title role. Il fait beau dans la plus belle ville du monde is her first short as director. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
She directed "La Reine des Pommes", a bittersweet lo-fi comedy reminding of Demy and Rohmer which was a critical success in France this year. It's witty, poetic, and absurd ; sometimes clumsy but full of charm and freedom, especially in the sad context of today's French comedies. Her second film "La guerre est déclarée" is in the making. She's a promising talent as a director and a nice actress as well.