Keren Cytter makes films who appropriate and transform different registers, from film noir, melodrama, documentary and television series. Although visually close to amateur filmmaking, the film's dialogues adopt complex structures of multiple degrees as well as non-linear narratives. Keren Cytter is interested in human behavior and modes of communication. Often shot in modest interiors, her films depict dysfunctional families and friendships on the verge of breakdown. In the words of her former teacher, Marlene Dumas, when commenting on Cytter's dark humor,"it is not a funny hahaha humor, nor a sour humor. It is humor as an insult. It comes from a cruelty, a keen intelligence mixed with extreme emotional vulnerability and an acute awareness of one's own stupidity and inability to understand one another. "
Keren Cytter was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv. She lives and works in Berlin.