Born on 11 November 1959 in Moscow.
As well as a filmmaker, Léon is also an actor (for Louis Skorecki, Jean-Claude Biette, Anne Benhaïem, Jean-Charles Fitoussi, Serge Bozon, Bertrand Bonello, Rita Azevedo Gomes, Pascale Bodet, Mathieu Amalric), translator (Tsvetaïeva, Blok, the Vaïner Brothers) and critic (Trafic, Les Cahiers du cinéma).
Complete retrospective at the Jeu de Paume, spring 2007
Retrospective at the Lisbon Cinematheque, summer 2010
Retrospective in St. Petersburg, autumn 2015
Carte blanche at the Cinémathèque française, March-May 2016
Retrospective at the Mar Del Plata International Festival (Argentina), 2016
Retrospective at the Belo Horizonte International Festival (Brazil), 2017. Homenagem Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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