Born in Lebanon in 1970, Danielle Arbid has been directing films since 1997. Selected for numerous festivals in France and the rest of the world (Cannes, New York, San Francisco, Locarno, Pusan, Tokyo, etc.), Danielle Arbid’s first two features, In the Battlefield and A Lost Man, were screened at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Festival in 2004 and in 2007, as well as in around thirty other festivals, picking up numerous awards, including the Directors’ Fortnight Prize and the Milan Grand Prize. Interested in different narrative forms, her work alternates between; fiction, first person documentaries and video essays; with an experimentation of the intersecting of genres. Her documentaries and other filmed essays have been given an excellent reception and won dozens of awards including the Gold Leopard for Conversations de salon at the Locarno Festival and the Silver Leopard for video for Seule avec la guerre in 2001 and 2004 respectively, as well as the Prix Albert Londres and the Villa Medicis hors les murs Award for Aux Frontieres. Her third fiction feature, Parisienne, had its world premiere in Toronto and its theatrical release in France on February 10, 2016. It won the Academie Lumiere foreign press prize as well as other awards including the Best Actress prize at Les Arcs. Her fourth fiction feature, Simple Passion, was in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 and had its world premiere in the San Sebastian IFF 2020.