Born in Pecs, Hungary, in 1955. He started making amateur films at the age of 16. He graduated from the Budapest Academy of Theatre and Film in 1981 as a film director. In 1979 -1980 he was a leading member of the Bela Balasz Studio for young filmmakers and was the artistic leader of Studio Tarsulas from 1981 to 1985. Since 1981 he has been employed by Mafilm and since 1990 assistant professor at the film Academy in Berlin. He became a member of the European Film Academy in 1996.