Actor, director, chairman of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine. People's Artist of Ukraine (2004). He graduated from the Odessa Theater and Art School (1960), the acting faculty of VGIK (1965, the workshop of Y. Genika and V. Shishkov), the directing department of the film faculty of the KGITI named after I.K. Karpenko-Kary (1971). In the movie he made his debut as an actor (in the episode "At the seven winds"). Since 1971 - director of the Kiev Film Studio named after A.P. Dovzhenko. Teacher KGITI Karpenko-Kary.