Ginette Vincendeau

Ginette Vincendeau (born 1948) is a French-born British-based academic who is a Professor of Film Studies at King's College London.[1]

Vincendeau was educated at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, gaining a degree in English and at the University of East Anglia, where she completed a doctorate in Film Studies. Before assuming her post at King's, Vincendeau was Professor of Film Studies at Warwick University.

A regular contributor to Sight & Sound magazine, she is the editor of The Encyclopedia of European Cinema (Cassell/BFI, 1995) and biographer of director Jean-Pierre Melville.[2]


  1. Staff page on the King's College website
  2. Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris, BFI, 2003. The book was published by Macmillan in the United States.
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