Grigori Kozintsev

Grigori Kozintsev

Director

Grigori Kozintsev (1905- 1973) is one of the great innovators of cinema. His life and career spanned the advent of cinema, silent film and its modern potential. In 1921, as the possibilities of film were becoming apparent, he formed FEKS, an avant-garde theatre and film company alongside Leonid Trauberg. After sound revolutionised cinema he was drawn to adaptations which have ascended to classic status, these include Don Quixote (1957), Hamlet (1964) and King Lear (1970).

Films