Güzin Kar studied German Literature and Film Studies at the University of Zurich before she attended the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg/Germany. Since her graduation in 1999 she has been working as a screenwriter and film director in Switzerland and Germany. She also writes columns, books and stage plays. Her films have received numerous awards. Güzin speaks six languages fluently and loves crisps and chili. She lives in Zurich and Berlin.