I REALLY LIKE THIS FILM, TARKOVSKY IS A GENIUS AND I WANT TO BE A FILM DIRECTOR.
Then at 16 I passed the creative selection stage for VGIK, the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, but I was not allowed to sit the exam, of course, as I was still a school child. I then studied for four years at the Institute of Culture in Oryol in the Directing Faculty under Valery Ivanovich Simonenko and in 1994 I tried to get into VGIK again. That year I didn't get in, but I did in 1995. I only studied there for a year, but during that time I met all the people who I would later work with: artists, cinematographers and actors. To begin with we made music videos and ads, then we each found our way to film.