Born into a humble family, his studies as an actor led him to meet the filmmaker Aleksei Uchitel, who became the producer of his first works. The Mayor, his second film, is selected for Cannes Critics’ Week, and from here begins a powerful filmography that offers a vision as acidic as realistic of the darkest and most hidden aspects of Russian society.


Storozh (2019), The Factory (2018), Yolki 1914 (codirected, 2014), The Fool (2014, D'A 2015), The Major (2013, D'A 2014, D'A 2022), Live! (2010), Nachalnik (short, 2009)