Interviews

Weekly feature introducing you to film professionals from all over Europe sorted by name.

3978 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 25/05/2018. 504 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Michael Winterbottom • Director

"Sacha Baron Cohen won't be playing British Trump"

Michael Winterbottom • Director

A guest at Lecce European Film Festival, where he received a Golden Olive Tree career achievement award, the British director Michael Winterbottom talked to...  

11/04/2018 | Lecce 2018

Jérémie and Yannick Renier • Directors

"We engage viewers and make them want to lose their bearings"

Jérémie and Yannick Renier • Directors

We met up with Belgian actor-directors Jérémie and Yannick Renier on the occasion of the release in Belgium of their first film, Carnivores  

10/04/2018

Jana Karaivanova  • Executive director, Bulgarian National Film Center

“Financing is never good enough with film”

Jana Karaivanova • Executive director, Bulgarian National Film Center

A revealing talk about the challenges in the Bulgarian film industry and the necessary changes to the local cinema law with Jana Karaivanova, the new head...  

09/04/2018

Andy Nyman  • Director

“We had to take the play apart and put it back together again in a new way”

Andy Nyman • Director

Andy Nyman reveals how he and co-director Jeremy Dyson adapted their hit West End horror play Ghost Stories for the big screen  

06/04/2018

Jens Assur  • Director

“Trust is the most essential part of good directing”

Jens Assur • Director

A revealing conversation about Ravens, Jens Assur's debut feature, which was crowned with the Cineuropa Prize at Vilnius  

03/04/2018 | Vilnius 2018

Ziska Riemann • Director

“I think people who were comic book artists become really good directors”

Ziska Riemann • Director

German Films interviews director Ziska Riemann (Lollipop Monster), who is in post-production with her new film Electric Girl  

30/03/2018

Burhan Qurbani • Director

“I think we, as directors, should open and expand our perspectives”

Burhan Qurbani • Director

German Films interviews Burhan Qurbani (Shahada, We Are Young. We Are Strong.), who is know about to shoot his new film, Alexanderplatz  

30/03/2018

Olivier Meys • Director

"We never talk about how difficult the immigration experience is"

Olivier Meys • Director

We met up with Belgian director Olivier Meys on the occasion of the release of Bitter Flowers in Belgium  

28/03/2018

Cordula Kablitz-Post  • Director

"I was looking for a role model, and I found a great deal of inspiration in Lou Andreas-Salomé"

Cordula Kablitz-Post • Director

We talked to German producer and filmmaker Cordula Kablitz-Post, who won Best Film at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York with Lou...  

27/03/2018

David Safarian  • Director

“There are people who can maintain their human face in any circumstances”

David Safarian • Director

We met up with Armenian filmmaker David Safarian, who won the Best Film and Best Actress Awards at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York with Hot...  

26/03/2018

Marcus Lindeen  • Director

“This experiment showed us that peace and harmony are possible in society”

Marcus Lindeen • Director

We chatted to Swedish director Marcus Lindeen after his The Raft won the DOX:Award, the top prize at the CPH:DOX Documentary Film Festival in Copenhagen  

26/03/2018 | CPH:DOX 2018

Erlend Eirik Mo  • Director

"The problem of climate change is a global issue, and no one’s doing anything to solve it"

Erlend Eirik Mo • Director

We chatted to Norwegian filmmaker Erlend Eirik Mo, whose Norwegian-Danish documentary project received the Eurimages Co-production Development Award on...  

23/03/2018 | CPH:DOX 2018

Andrea Picard  • Artistic director, Cinéma du Réel Festival

"Imagination cannot be categorised"

Andrea Picard • Artistic director, Cinéma du Réel Festival

We met up with Andrea Picard, the new artistic director of Cinéma du Réel Festival, the 40th edition of which is due to take place in Paris from 23 March to...  

23/03/2018

Karim Aïnouz  • Director

"I wanted to remind viewers that these refugees don't come to Europe because they feel like it"

Karim Aïnouz • Director

Cineuropa met up with Brazil's Karim Aïnouz, whose new film, Central Airport THF, is currently on the programme of CPH: DOX festival in Copenhagen  

23/03/2018 | CPH:DOX 2018

Lorna Tucker  • Director

“Vivienne Westwood is the most reluctant protagonist I’ve ever worked with”

Lorna Tucker • Director

Lorna Tucker, a former model turned filmmaker, essays maverick designer Vivienne Westwood for her debut documentary feature, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist  

23/03/2018