German ﬁlm director and screenwriter of English and Russian descent. After studying history and philosophy he turned to ﬁctional ﬁlmmaking, directing several self-produced short ﬁlms before being selected by Michael Haneke as an M.A. Directing student at Film Academy Vienna. His latest work ”Favourites” traces the steps of a runaway girl in search of her father and was a part of the Oﬃcial Selection at the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Analog photography, his passion since youth, remains a major source of inspiration for his cinematic work.