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Mikhail Segal

Mikhail Segal


Mikhail Yurievich Segal (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Сегал; born 3 January 1974, Orel) is a Russian filmmaker, clipmaker, writer, scriptwriter, editor and composer. He is best known for the cult film-almanac "Short Stories" by adapting your own prose. He also gained a reputation as an "anti-pop" clipmaker. Segal is an author of novels for «Russian Pioneer» magazine. Studied at the director’s faculty of the Film Institute VGIK, made music clips for the groups Bi-2, Spleen, Nogu Svelo! [Twisted Leg], Nochnye Snaipery [Night Snipers], Kasta, Mashina Vremeni [Time Machine], etc. Published two collections of prose. In 2006 at XXVIII Moscow International Film Festival, Mikhail presented his first full-length film "Franz+Polina" and got recognition at many Russian and international festivals (in Germany, France, Poland, Canada, China, and other countries). In 2010, "AST" publishing house published Mikhail's first book of prose "Youth" containing a story of the same name and a collection of short novels. In 2011, Segal shot a short film "Fasteners Solutions" which was based on one of his novels, and the film won the short-film nomination at "Kinotavr" Film Festival. The same summer, 3 other novels were shot, and a full-length movie «Short Stories» that got a widespread fame later on, was presented at the next 2012 "Kinotavr". In 2014, Mikhail Segal presented his third full-length movie "A Film About Alexeev". In 2018, the movie «Elephants Can Play Football» and the book "Handwriting" were released. In 2020 his film "Deeper!" was a participant of Sochi Open Russian Film Festival "Kinotavr".

  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1974-01-03
  • Place of Birth: Orel, USSR (Russia)
  • Also Known As: Михаил Сегал