Born February 2 in Tbilissi (Georgia). Majored in mathematics at Moscow University. He studied stage direction at the Moscow Institute of Cinema. From 1959 to 1965, he made ten short films.
1966: Falling of Leaves.
1970: There was Once a Singing Blackbird
1982: 7 Parts For Black and White Cinema
1984: Favorites of the Moon.
1988: A Little Monastery in Tuscany (Doc.).
1989: And There Was Light.
1992: Chasing Butterflies.
1994: Alone, Georgia (Doc.).
1996: Brigands, Chapter VII.
1999: Goodbye, Home Sweet Home
Films presented at Cannes