Mikhail Segal is a Russian director, writer, and editor born in 1974. After having graduated from the Directing Department of his native Oryol’s Institute of Culture in 1994, he found success directing music videos and advertisements. His journey in the cinema industry began with his first feature film Franz + Polina in 2006. Segal’s other notable works include Short Stories (2012), Elephants Can Play Football (2018), and Deeper! (2020).