Margit Lillak was born in 1974 and graduated from the Estonian Academy of Art as a set designer in 1999. In 2002, Margit graduated from the Royal Holloway College in England with an MA in screenwriting. She has directed several short documentaries out of which Pastacas was awarded with the main prize at the EstDocs Film Festival competition in Toronto. In 2012, she directed her first feature-length documentary 40+2 weeks as a first-person film about her own pregnancy and home-birth. The Circle is her second feature-length film, which she has presented at several film festivals including the One World International Human Rights Documentary FF 2020 in Czechia, the Millennium Documentary Film festival Brussels 2020 in Belgium, the DocPoint Tallinn 2020 in Estonia, the DocPoint Helsinki 2020 in Finland and the Docu Talents from the East 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.