Bettina Oberli grew up in Samoa and Meiringen in Switzerland and lives as a writer/director in Zurich. She graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts. This was followed by various assistantships in New York and Berlin. Her short and long feature films have been shown at festivals around the world and have been shown in cinemas in various countries. Her well recognized debut film IM NORWIND (2004) premiered at the San Sebastian FF and has been awarded with several prizes. Her most successful film to date was LATE BLOOMERS (2006) which still remains among the top 3 Swiss feature films of all time. In 2018 she premiered her first french-speaking film WITH THE WIND at the Locarno FF. Bettina Oberli also directs music videos and short films. In 2013 she directed her first stage production at the Theater Basel with "Anna Karenina". She is also an Opera Director. MY WONDERFUL WANDA (2020) is her sixth feature film.