Julie Bertuccelli studied philosophy before moving into documentary film-making in 1993 with Un metier comme un autre, followed by Une Liberté (1994), La Fabrique des Juges, Bienvenue au grand magasin (1999), Un monde en fusion (2006à, Le mystère Glasberg (2008). Her breakthrough film was Depuis qu’Otar est parti en 2002, which she co-wrote and which went on to win twenty prizes both in France and elsewhere. Her last two films were L’Arbre (The Tree, 2010) and La Cour de Babel (The School of Babel, 2014). Her latest documentary film, Dernières Nouvelles du cosmos (2016) was nominated for “Best documentary” at the 2017 Césars. In 2018 she completed her new film Claire Darling (2018) starring Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni.
Bertuccelli is the first female President of the French collective management society, La Scam.