Valérie started her carrier in film as an actress (with Sandrine Veysset, Thomas Bardinet, Guillaume Nicloux…). Her first short film as a director, Il fait beau dans la plus belle ville du monde, is selected in Cannes in 2008. Then comes La Reine des Pommes (Queen of Hearts, Locarno 2009). Her second feature film, La Guerre est Déclarée (Declaration of War, Cannes 2011) is an international success. Her third feature film, Main dans la Main, is released in France in december of 2012. In 2013, she directed a TV movie Que d’amour ! in collaboration with the Comédie Française and Arte, which screened at Locarno. Her fifth feature film Marguerite et Julien was selected to compete for the Palm d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.