I was born in Russia and started my professional carrier as a classical pianist in New York.
After moving to Paris, however, I began working in the film industry, first as an assistant sound editor (Roman Polanski's The Pianist), then assisting one of the most renowned French film editors Hervé Schneid (Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie).
My debut as a chief film editor is a feature documentary by an acclaimed actress and a newly born director Sandrine Bonnaire Her name is Sabine. A heartbreaking story about her sister suffering from a mental handicap was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight and received the International critics’ award at the Cannes 2007 festival. In 2008 the film was nominated for César in the category Best Documentary. In the same year I was credited as an additional editor in Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 directed by Jean-François Richet, with Vincent Cassel. The film received 10 César nominations, including Best Editing.
Since then, I edited around twenty films for cinema and television. I work regularly with Sandrine Bonnaire (Maddened by his absence, Cannes 2012, Marianne Faithfull, Goden FIPA award for best musical film 2018), Rachid Djaidani (Hold back, International critics’a award Cannes 2012), Bruno Monsaingeon (Mstislav Rostropovich, the indomitable bow, Best Portrait Prize at International Film Festival on Art, Montreal) and other directors.