A Columbia University graduate, Sophie Barthes is a Franco-American filmmaker. Her directorial debut, Cold Souls with Paul Giamatti and Emily Watson was released by Samuel Goldwyn. Cold Souls played in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Sophie is a Sundance Screenwriters & Directors Lab alumna. Her second feature Madame Bovary with Mia Wasikowska was released in 2015 after premiering at Telluride. Her film The Pod Generation (2023) premiered at Sundance and received the Sloan Feature Film Prize.