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 Girlsâ 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 sirÃ¨nes. Her short film La RiviÃ¨re sous la langue and the collective feature Wonderland were selected for the Locarno Film Festival in 2015. She was the cinematographer of Emmanuelle Antilleâs documentary A Bright Light: Karen and the Process. Thunder (2022) is her first feature-length film.