Attended lectures at the Communist Academy of Literature, Art and Language, 1931-1933. Worked at Sevzapkino (now Lenfilm Studio) from 1924. First film, 1924. Other films: Kain i Artem (after M. Gorkii), Chudo, 1934, and Pugachev, 1937.
In the post-war years, was completely forgotten as a film-maker. Worked for the Leningrad Studio of Popular Scientific Films. Rediscovered during the late 1960s.
Born February 23, 1895