Interviews

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

4819 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 19/11/2019. 582 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Christoph Gampl  • Director of Man from Beirut

“If you don’t have any money, the least you can do is be original”

Christoph Gampl • Director of Man from Beirut

We spoke to German director Christoph Gampl, who adds some noir to the main Tallinn competition with Man from Beirut  

19/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Dathai Keane  • Director of Finky

“In the end, it’s a classic hero’s journey”

Dathai Keane • Director of Finky

We talked to Irish filmmaker Dathai Keane about his debut feature, Finky, and fairy tales for adults  

19/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Uta Beria  • Director of Negative Numbers

"These young people are both guilty and oppressed"

Uta Beria • Director of Negative Numbers

Georgian filmmaker Uta Beria talks to us about his first feature film Negative Numbers, screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

19/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska  • Director of The Iron Bridge

"It’s a metaphor for personal relationships"

Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska • Director of The Iron Bridge

Polish filmmaker Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska discusses her feature debut, The Iron Bridge, which was screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

19/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Guy Daleiden  • Director, Film Fund Luxembourg

"Give our societies the opportunity to diversify, and to not miss the digital boat"

Guy Daleiden • Director, Film Fund Luxembourg

We met with Guy Daleiden, the director of the Film Fund Luxembourg, who chatted to us about the state of Luxembourg’s audiovisual sector today  

18/11/2019

Marc Vigil  • Director of The Swamp’s Silence

“The films we see end up becoming part of us”

Marc Vigil • Director of The Swamp’s Silence

Marc Vigil directs his first feature film with The Swamp’s Silence, now showing at the Seville European Film Festival following its premiere in Busan  

15/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Liviu Săndulescu • Director of Cărturan

“Setting this story in the countryside allowed for a good balance between life and death”

Liviu Săndulescu • Director of Cărturan

Romanian director Liviu Săndulescu tells us about his feature debut, Cărturan, screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

15/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Jaione Camborda  • Director of Arima

“The film works towards the fusion of identities; it’s a game of mirrors between multifaceted characters”

Jaione Camborda • Director of Arima

Cineuropa seized the opportunity to chat with Jaione Camborda, the director of Arima, on the occasion of the film’s European premiere in the New Waves...  

14/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Chris Marcich  • Head, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

"There is a certain efficiency in smaller countries grouping together"

Chris Marcich • Head, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

At the recent DOK Leipzig, we met up with head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) Chris Marcich and talked about the current situation for Croatian...  

14/11/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Lech Majewski  • Director of Valley of the Gods

“There is always a touch of the unexpected when making art”

Lech Majewski • Director of Valley of the Gods

As he was honoured with a Special Camerimage Directing Award, Cineuropa met up with Polish director Lech Majewski to discuss his latest star-studded...  

13/11/2019

Jesper Kurlandsky and Fredrik Wenzel  • Directors of Charismatic Megafauna

“You have to find that one perfect minute, there and then – it’s truly nerve-wracking”

Jesper Kurlandsky and Fredrik Wenzel • Directors of Charismatic Megafauna

We chatted to the well-travelled Swedish duo of Fredrik Wenzel and Jesper Kurlandsky about their joint directorial effort, Charismatic Megafauna  

13/11/2019 | Stockholm 2019

Oskar Alegría  • Director of Zumiriki

“It was important to me to hold on to what is left of our natural heritage”

Oskar Alegría • Director of Zumiriki

With his second film, Zumiriki, unveiled at Venice, Spanish filmmaker Oskar Alegría has been hopping from festival to festival; we caught up with him before...  

12/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Štepán Altrichter  • Director of National Street

“The story is just not that important”

Štepán Altrichter • Director of National Street

Cineuropa met up with Czech director Štepán Altrichter, who, after Schmitke, returned to the Cottbus Film Festival with his second feature, National Street  

12/11/2019 | Cottbus 2019

Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos • Director and writer of The Plague

“Filming a show like this is like running a marathon”

Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos • Director and writer of The Plague

Director Alberto Rodríguez and screenwriter Rafael Cobos continue to work side by side on the second series of Movistar+'s The Plague, presented at the...  

11/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Alejandro Díaz Castaño  • Director, Gijón International Film Festival

"We’re bolstering the industry days because they get more and more interesting all the time"

Alejandro Díaz Castaño • Director, Gijón International Film Festival

Just a few days before the 57th Gijón International Film Festival kicks off, its director, journalist and filmmaker Alejandro Díaz Castaño, gives us a sneak...  

08/11/2019 | Gijón 2019