Joachim Lafosse studied directing at the Institut des arts de diffusion
(IAD) from 1997 to 2001. He graduated with the short film Tribu
(2001), and three years later made his feature debut Private Madness
(Folie privée, 2004). In 2006, he made two features: Ça rend heureux
and Private Property
(Nue propriété), and two years later Private Lessons
(Élève libre, 2008). He was the co-screenwriter on all of his films and he is currently working on preproduction for his film Loving Without Reason
(Aimer à perdre la raison).