Born in Tours in 1979, Jean-Charles Fitoussi studied architecture, science and philosophy. In 1994, he produced and directed his first short, Aura été, which was shown at the Locarno Film Festival in 1997. A contributor to Lettre du cinema, he worked as assistant to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet and made a documentary about their work, Sicilia! si gira. In 2002, he directed his first feature, the prize-winning Les Jours où je n’existe pas.