Geoff Andrew

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Geoff Andrew (born 1954) is a British writer and lecturer on film, and Programmer-at-large at BFI South Bank.[1] After gaining a First in Classics at King's College, Cambridge, he was for some years programmer at London’s Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, and later became the editor and chief critic of the film section of Time Out magazine.

Andrew is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals. He is the author of a number of books on the cinema, including BFI Modern Classics books on Abbas Kiarostami (10) and Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy; The Films of Nicholas Ray, Stranger Than Paradise: Maverick Film-makers in Recent American Cinema, The Film Handbook and Film Directors A-Z – The Art of the World’s Greatest Film-makers.[2] He also edited Film: The Critics' Choice. In 2003 he served on the Un Certain Regard jury at the Cannes Film Festival; he has also served on juries in Venice, Cluj, Turin, Istanbul, Sarajevo, Morelia, Krakow and Brussels.[2]

Among other areas of film, he has shown particular interest in French cinema.[3] In 2009 the French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to French cinema.[2]

He writes on film, music and others arts at


  1. ^ "About". 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Geoff Andrew". British Film Institute. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  3. ^ Andrew, Dudley; Gillain, Anne (4 February 2013). A Companion to Franois Truffaut. John Wiley & Sons. p. 539. ISBN 978-1-118-32130-0.

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