Born in Montreal, Marielle Nitoslawska was initiated to filmmaking at the National Film Board of Canada. She went on to study at the acclaimed Polish National Film School in Lodz. Since then, she has shot over fifty films as cinematographer. While pursuing her film work as director, she teaches cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. As director, her filmography includes: Memory (1978), His day, her night (1979), Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1979), Number 8 (1984), Cinemuseum (1985), Zonas de Chiapas (1986), Options (1987) and more recently the documentaries Sky Bones (1998) and Bad Girl (2001).