Andrés Wood

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Andrés Wood

Andrés Wood Montt (* 1965 in Santiago de Chile ) is a Chilean film director and screenwriter.

After studying economics at the Universidad Católica in Santiago, he went to New York . There he attended a film course and then went back to Chile to publish the film Historias del Fútbol . The film earned him a prize for the best young director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and was also successful at the box office.

Machuca, my friend (2004) has autobiographical traits. This film increased its popularity even further, received a Goya nomination and was the Chilean contender for an Oscar nomination for " best foreign language film ".

After his multiple award-winning drama La buena vida (2008) about the fate of several people in his hometown of Santiago de Chile, in 2011 he presented a biography with Violeta Parra about the Chilean musician and artist of the same name (1917-1967), in which Francisca Gavilán held the title role. The film was among others on the Sundance Film Festival awards and was Chile's candidate for the foreign Oscar in 2011, but came not on the short list.


  • 1994: Reunión de familia (short film)
  • 1997: Historias de fútbol
  • 1999: El desquite
  • 2001: The Loco fever ( La fiebre del loco )
  • 2004: Machuca, my friend ( Machuca )
  • 2008: La buena vida
  • 2011: Violeta Parra ( Violeta se fue a los cielos )

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