Bettina Oberli grew up in Samoa and Meiringen, Switzerland, and lives in Zurich. She graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts and followed that with various assistantships in New York and Berlin. Her shorts and feature films have been shown at festivals around the world. Her well-regarded debut film, Im Nordwind, premiered in 2004 at the San Sebastian IFF and was awarded several prizes. Her most successful film to date was Late Bloomers (2006), which still remains among the top three Swiss feature films of all time. In addition to The Murder Farm (2009) and Lovely Louise (2013), she directed the TV mini-series Private Banking in 2017. In 2018, she premiered her first French-language film, With the Wind, at the Locarno Film Festival. She also makes music videos and short films, and, in 2013, she directed Anna Karenina, her first stage production. She is also an opera director. My Wonderful Wanda is her sixth feature film.