Friday, December 14, 2012

Remembering Gottfried Kolditz

Gottfried Kolditz  was born on December 14, 1922 in Altenbach, Wurzen, Germany. Kolditz was one of the most versatile directors of his generation. In the 1950s, he worked on the stage in Rostock, Dresden, Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), until he moved into film in 1956. First, he served in the DEFA Studio for Feature Films as a musical and operatic technical advisor, for "Zar und Zimmermann" (1956), after which he until the early 1980s working as a director and writer. In his 20 year film career, he worked in all genres of popular cinema: fairy tales, music, comedy, westerns, sci-fi etc. He directed films like “Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1961), “Revue um Mitternacht” (1962), and “Geliebte weiße Maus”. He directed three Euro-westerns: “The Falcon’s Trail (1967), “Apaches” (1973), “Ulzana” (1974), and as a screenwriter on “The Scout” (1983). Gottfried Kolditz died on June 15, 1982 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia. Today we remember Gottfried Kolditz on what would have been his 90th birthday.


  1. small mistake here:

    this isn't a picture of Gottfried Kolditz, it's of his son Stefan Kolditz.

  2. Thanks il dottore. I'll remove the photo.

  3. Thanks for remembering this great director.
    Greetings from Altenbach/Germany