Russian film director and screenwriter Alexander Zeldovich graduated from the 2nd mathematical school in Moscow. Also in that class was AES+F participant Lev Yevzovich, while Boris Yukhananov, the artistic director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, was one class ahead of him. Zeldovich graduated in 1980 from the Psychology Department of Moscow State University, and he worked as a psychologist in various medical institutions in Moscow. In 1982 he entered the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors (studying with Gleb Panfilov and Alexander Mitta). He has been a director of Mosfilm studio since 1986. In various years he taught in the Higher Directing Courses and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow.
He made his directing debut in 1990 with the film Sunset, a fantasy on the themes of Isaac Babel. The premiere took place at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1990.
In 2000, Alexander Zeldovich completed his film Moscow, based on a script he wrote with Vladimir Sorokin. The premiere of the film, which was a notable event in Russian cinema, was an entry in the official program of the Venice International Film Festival.
Zeldovich debuted as a theatre director in February 2003, collaborating with the AES+F group on Othello, which was performed at the Meyerhold Center.
His film Target (2011), with a script again created in co-authorship with Vladimir Sorokin, was awarded White Elephant awards by the National Film Critics and Journalists in three nominations. The world premiere of the film was held at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
Together with the artists of AES+F, he staged Psychosis at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (2016), based on Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis