Emily Atef (b. 1973) is a French-Iranian director, screenwriter and producer. After working as a theatre actor in London, she returned to Berlin, her native city, to study direction at the prestigious Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Her acclaimed second feature, The Stranger in Me, dealing with a young mother with postnatal depression, was screened at the Cannes festival. Atef has also gained renown as a director of TV films. 3 Days in Quiberon is her third, and most mature, feature-length movie.