Producer. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Rostov University (1954) and the directing department of VGIK (1965, workshop A. Zguridi). Since 1971 the director and director of Lennauchfilm, in 1982-1987 the director of Lenfilm. The famous master of cinema, the author of films: “The Case of the Coil”, “Something about Longevity”, “One fine evening of 2000”, “Long live the cinema” and others. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2008).