Andrés Wood

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Andrés Wood
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Andrés Wood
Born 1965 (age 48–49)
Santiago, Chile
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Occupation Film director
Years active 1994 – present

Andrés Wood Montt is a Chilean film director born in 1965. He is most famous for the films Historias de fútbol / Soccer Stories (1997), La Fiebre del Loco / The Crazy Man's Fever[1] (2002), his most well known film Machuca (2004) and his most recent The Good Life / La buena vida (2008). His 2011 film Violeta was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,[2] but it did not make the final shortlist.[3]

Wood is a Chilean of Irish and Scottish descent. He was educated at Saint George's College, a Catholic school in Santiago. He graduated as an economist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 1988. In 1991 he studied at the New York University Film School.


  1. ^ La Fiebre del Loco
  2. ^ "'Violeta' is Chile Oscar entry". Variety. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

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