Graduate of the Jean Georgescu
Film School (class of 1946). Starting 1948 she works at the Bucharest Film Studios first as an assistant director to Jean Georgescu (documentaries The Oil
(1948), The Woods
(1949) and Victor Iliu
( În sat la noi / In Our Village
, made in collaboration with the two directors, in 1950).
She is a second unit director to Directorul nostru / Our Manager,
directed by Jean Georgescu (1954). In 1957 she signs the screenplay of the screening of Petru Dumitriu’s novel, Bijuterii de familie / Family Jewels.
The thread of her career has a ten year sudden breach following accusations of “sabotage and counter-revolutionary unrest” resulting in a few months in jail. In 1967 she makes her debut as a full time film director with Gioconda fără surâs
/ Mona Lisa Without That Smile.