Born in 1951 in the village of Podorvikha, Irkutsk Region, USSR. Graduated from the History Faculty of Gorky State University in 1974, then the Directing Faculty of The All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in St. Petersburg. Director of feature films and documentaries. In 1995 he was declared one of the best international directors by the European Academy of Cinema. Winner of the International Vatican Prize Third Millenium (1998, for the development of humanistic ideas in cinematic art).
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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