Interviews

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

5459 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 20/01/2021. 589 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Hannaleena Hauru • Director of Fucking with Nobody

“I am used to navigating different worlds”

Hannaleena Hauru • Director of Fucking with Nobody

We talked to Hannaleena Hauru, the filmmaker behind the Venice Biennale College title Fucking with Nobody, now showing in its native Finland  

19/01/2021 | /Finland

Fabrizio Maltese • Director of I fiori persi and Visage(s) d’Afrique

"I fiori persi was born out of a personal tragedy, set against the backdrop of a collective tragedy: Covid"

Fabrizio Maltese • Director of I fiori persi and Visage(s) d’Afrique

We met with Fabrizio Maltese who is currently finishing post-production on his two projects I fiori persi and Visage(s) d’Afrique, which were shot in...  

19/01/2021 | /Luxembourg

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

"It was very important for each film to have its time to shine and to be visible"

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

Anita Hugi, heading up the Solothurn Film Festival for the second year, talks about the 2021 edition of the gathering, which will unspool online from 20-27...  

18/01/2021 | Solothurn 2021

Frédéric Boyer • Artistic Director, Les Arcs Film Festival

"The question isn’t just whether or not people will want to return to cinemas, but what they will want to see"

Frédéric Boyer • Artistic Director, Les Arcs Film Festival

The selector for the Les Arcs Film Festival Frédéric Boyer talks us through the Work in Progress sessions unfolding online between 20 - 22 January as part...  

18/01/2021 | Les Arcs 2020

Chiara Viale • Director of The New Music

“Maybe the fact that I’d experienced a similar family situation lent my story a degree of authenticity”

Chiara Viale • Director of The New Music

We interviewed Italian director Chiara Viale to discuss her debut feature The New Music, which is released in Ireland and the UK on 18 January via Amazon...  

18/01/2021 | /Ireland

Giancarlo Leone • President, APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers

“A real team effort is needed between cinemas and streaming platforms”

Giancarlo Leone • President, APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers

The chair of Italy's APA-Association of Audiovisual Producers Giancarlo Leone explains his opinion on the future of film production in relation to the...  

15/01/2021 | /Italy

Paddy Slattery  • Director of Broken Law

“I felt that the beating heart of the story was between two brothers on opposite sides of the law”

Paddy Slattery • Director of Broken Law

We chatted to Paddy Slattery, the writer-director of Broken Law, set for release on Netflix in the UK and Ireland tomorrow, 13 January  

12/01/2021 | /Ireland

Miguel Morales  • Distributor, Wanda Visión

“I think people will slowly go back to theatres”

Miguel Morales • Distributor, Wanda Visión

We talked to Miguel Morales about the landscape of film distribution in Spain and the Wanda Visión company's strategy  

12/01/2021 | /Spain

Thomas Rosso • Programme Manager, Critics’ Week

"We’re working with the future in mind"

Thomas Rosso • Programme Manager, Critics’ Week

The new programme manager for Cannes’ Critics’ Week Thomas Rosso looks back on the 7th edition of Next Step which unfurled in December, and also touches...  

08/01/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Critics’ Week

Christian Thomas  • Distributor, Imagine Film

“Auteur cinema is about films that are not ready-made products”

Christian Thomas • Distributor, Imagine Film

We talked to Christian Thomas about the landscape of film distribution in Belgium and the Netherlands, the strategy of the company Imagine Film, and the...  

07/01/2021 | /Belgium/Netherlands

Li Xinran  • Partner and producer, Lian Ray Pictures

“European audiovisual talents are extremely professional and have a very solid artistic foundation”

Li Xinran • Partner and producer, Lian Ray Pictures

Bridging the Dragon chatted to Li Xinran, partner and producer at Lian Ray Pictures, the leading Chinese industry conglomerate behind a raft of commercial...  

31/12/2020 | Bridging the Dragon 2020

Hans de Weers  • Producer, FATT Productions

“Correctly selecting from everybody’s input is crucial”

Hans de Weers • Producer, FATT Productions

Bridging the Dragon chatted to Oscar-winning producer Hans de Weers, from the Netherlands’ FATT Productions  

28/12/2020 | Bridging the Dragon 2020

Virginie Nouvelle  • General Manager, Wallimage

“We need to demonstrate a certain degree of flexibility in order to meet the needs of our new partners, while continuing to work with independent producers”

Virginie Nouvelle • General Manager, Wallimage

We met with the new General Manager of Wallimage Virginie Nouvelle  

24/12/2020 | /Belgium

Klim Shipenko  • Director of Text

“Most often, family is the main reason for all our trauma”

Klim Shipenko • Director of Text

The Russian filmmaker talks about his psychological and dramatic thriller Text, playing as part of the Russian Film Festival on the platform Filmin  

24/12/2020 | /Russia

Jane Mote  • Consultant Editor, The Whickers

"It remains clear that in 2020 documentary filmmakers are not able to make a healthy living from their work"

Jane Mote • Consultant Editor, The Whickers

Jane Mote helps us to grasp the changing landscape for documentary filmmakers, with an eye on the post-Covid / post-Brexit world  

23/12/2020

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