Revaz "Rezo" Levanovich Gabriadze (Georgian: რევაზ გაბრიაძე; born 29 June 1936 Kutaisi ) is a Georgian theatre and film director, playwright, writer, painter and sculptor. His son, Levan Gabriadze, is also an actor and film director. Gabriadze graduated from the Higher Scriptwriters' Courses in Moscow and worked as a correspondent for the newspaper Youth of Georgia. He began working as a screenwriter for director Georgiy Daneliya and co-wrote some of his most popular films, including Mimino and Kin-dza-dza! Gabriadze also works as a scenographer, painter, sculptor, and book illustrator. In 1981 he founded a puppet theatre in Kutaisi. He was awarded a USSR State Prize in 1989.