Born in Geneva, Carmen Jaquier studied graphic design before making her first short films and entering the Cantonal School of Art in Lausanne. Her graduation f ilm, The Girls’ Grave, was awarded the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2011. She went on to direct the short films Les Vagues and Le Bal des sirènes. Her short film La Rivière sous la langue and the collective feature Wonderland were selected for the Locarno Film Festival in 2015. She was the cinematographer of Emmanuelle Antille’s documentary A Bright Light: Karen and the Process. Thunder (2022) is her first feature-length film.