Life and work
Koltai studied from 1965 at the Budapest theater and film school ( Színház - és Filmművészeti Főiskola ) with György Illés. Earlier in his career he was responsible for multiple films of Márta Mészáros as a cameraman. He became internationally known with the work on Mephisto, directed by Istvan Szabo. Since 1987, Koltai lives in the USA.
In 2005 he presented his first work as a director. He filmed the autobiographical novel Fateless - Fateless of the Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész.
As a cameraman