Born in 1970, Danielle Arbid left Beirut when she was 17. In Paris, she studied literature and worked as a stringer for various newspapers. She has been making films for the last 10 years. Dans les champs de bataille, her first feature, was selected for the Directors' Fortnight in 2004. Her other films, in particular "Seule avec la guerre" "Aux frontières" and "Conversation de salon," were warmly received and won several prizes including the Video Gold Leopard Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.