Juja Dobrachkous is a director, writer, and painter based in London. Born in Soviet Russia, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow. As a writer, she has published two works of fiction, and her short stories have appeared in several anthologies of modern Russian literature, as well as a number of magazines. Juja’s short works of fiction have been widely acclaimed in Russia, several being optioned by film production companies. Prior to Bebia, à mon seul désir, she made the documentaries Before the Mirror (2011), Arctic Wind (2014), From Another Life (2015), and My GULAG (2013-2020). Bebia is her fiction feature debut. ‘I finally found the best format to narrow the gap between my ideas and execution: cinema’, she has said.