Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1990). Honored Artist of Ukraine (1995). He graduated from the Tashkent Architectural Institute (1956), Tashkent Theater and Art Institute named after A.N. Ostrovsky (1962), Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors at VGIK (1966). He worked as an artist in the Tashkent Drama Theater named after Khamza, chief artist of the Tajikfilm film studio, Odessa Film Studio. In the years 1966-1990. - Director of the Odessa Film Studio, artistic director of the studio of the TV movie "Zigzag" (1980). Since 1997 - the main director, screenwriter and artist in the Theater of cats Yuri Kuklachev. As a production designer, he designed 80 performances in theaters in Odessa, Moscow, Tashkent, Vilnius, Paris. Author of several books about the cinema, including “Behind the scenes,“ Our cinema ”(Moscow, 2000. In collaboration).