Julia Shatun, the director, grew up in Mazyr, Belarus, after moving there from Gusevo in Russia's Kaliningrad region, where she was born.She lived in Minsk from the age of 18 until now, when she lives in the Polish city of Poznan.
She graduated from the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. She studied at the Belarusian Collegium and at the Moscow School of New Cinema.
Julia Shatun's debut film "Tomorrow" became the Best feature film at the "Listapad" Film Festival in Minsk (2017), received the prize of the Guild of Film Critics of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers, and was also recognized as the Best Debut at the FIDMarseille international film festival in Marseille (2018).
The director's second film, "Boundaries," was named Best Belarusian Film at the international film festival "Nefiltravanae Kino" (Unfiltered Cinema) (2021), and it was also shown at the Jihlava International Film Festival (2019) and the Northern Lights Film Festival (2020).