In 1934-1936 was a general director of film concern Sakhkinmretsvi [ge]. In 1936 left Georgia.
Father of Giorgi Kalatozishvili. Grandfather of film director Mikheil Kalatozishvili.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 513-515 (as Mikhail Kalatozov). New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Born in the same town as the genius Sergei Parajanov
Was appointed Deputy Minister for Film in the 1950's.
Was censured by the Soviet government for 'negativism' and forced to do administrative work for seven years (1932-1939), before being allowed to resume his directing career.
In the Georgian film industry as actor, cameraman and editor from 1923, graduating to directing in 1928.