Lucia Chiarla was born in Genoa/Italy and took acting classes at the Performing Arts School “Paolo Grassi” in Milan. She also studied Literature at the University of Genoa. She worked in Italy as an actress in municipal theaters and movies. In 2005, she moved to Berlin. Her first movie BYE BYE BERLUSCONI! (author and actress) was shown in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2006. She acted in theater productions in Berlin and attended the Skript Akademie, as well as wrote scripts and worked as a dramaturge. THE CHAIRS GAME marks her directorial debut.