Maura Delpero was born in Bozen (Italy). After graduating with a degree in literature in Bologna and Paris, she studied dramaturgy and screenplay in Buenos Aires. Known for her documentaries that explore the limit between fiction and non-fiction, Delpero has won awards at the Torino Film Festival and was nominated for the David di Donatello award presented by L'Accademia del Cinema Italiano (The Academy of Italian Cinema; ACI) - the Italian equivalent to the American Academy Awards). The script of her documentary Nadea and Sveta won the Special Jury Mention of the Solinas Award, the most important Italian screenplay competition.
During the last four years Delpero has been teaching cinema in a center for teenage mothers in Buenos Aires, which inspired her to write her first fiction film Hogar (Maternal). Hogar was released in 2019 and debuted at the Locarno Film Festival, where it was nominated to the Golden Leopard (Best Picture Award)