Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev (Russian: Григо́рий Миха́йлович Ко́зинцев; 22 March [O.S. 9 March] 1905 in Kiev – 11 May 1973 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg) was a Soviet theatre and film director. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1964. In 1965 he was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. Two years later he was a member of the jury of the 5th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was the President of the Jury at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival.
He studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts. As a theatre director he was part of Eccentricism, a modernist avant garde movement that spanned Russian futurism and constructivism, which included the theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold and Sergei Eisenstein. Kozintsev contributed the "Salvation in the Trousers" section to the Eccentric Manifesto, published on 9 July 1922 (the other contributors were Leonid Trauberg, Sergei Yutkevich and Georgii Kryzhitskii) and was involved with the Factory of the Eccentric Actor group.
He began making films in 1921. His silent features, including The Overcoat (1926) and The New Babylon (1929), had a ring of Expressionism, while the early sound film Alone (1931) used experimental montage sound techniques. Some of his early films were launched under the FEKS label. Kozintsev is most renowned by his adaptations of William Shakespeare (King Lear and Hamlet) and Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote.
- Note: all films before 1947 are co-directed with Leonid Trauberg
|Year||Original Title||English Title||Notes|
|1924||Похождения Октябрины||The Adventures of Oktyabrina||director; screenwriter; film is lost|
|1925||Мишки против Юденича||Mishki versus Yudenich||director; screenwriter; film is lost|
|1926||Чёртово колесо||The Devil's Wheel||director|
|1927||С.В.Д.||The Club of the Big Deed||director|
|Братишка||Little Brother||director; screenwriter; film is lost|
|1929||Новый Вавилон||The New Babylon||director; screenwriter|
|1934||Юность Максима||The Youth of Maxim||director; screenwriter|
|1937||Возвращение Максима||The Return of Maxim||director; screenwriter|
|1938||Выборгская сторона||The Vyborg Side||director; screenwriter|
|1943||Юный Фриц||The Young Fritz||director; film is lost|
|1946||Простые люди||Simple People||director; screenwriter|
|1957||Дон Кихот||Don Quixote||director|
|1971||Король Лир||King Lear||director; screenwriter|
- "4th Moscow International Film Festival (1965)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- "7th Moscow International Film Festival (1971)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- Kolocotroni, Vassiliki, Jane Goldman and Olga Taxidou, eds. (1998) Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-0973-3. pp. 295–297.
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