Interviews

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

4596 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/07/2019. 554 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

“The intention was to create a photograph containing a film within itself”

Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

Slovakian filmmaker Pavol Pekarčík talks to Cineuropa about Silent Days, portraying a marginalised group within a marginalised group, authenticity and the...  

18/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Fabian Maubach, Jochen Laube • Producers, Sommerhaus Filmproduktion

“We are not interested in producing films according to the book”

Fabian Maubach, Jochen Laube • Producers, Sommerhaus Filmproduktion

German Films talked to producers Jochen Laube and Fabian Maubach about their work through their outfit Sommerhaus Filmproduktion  

18/07/2019

Christian Alvart • Director of Dogs of Berlin

“The film has to have a voice“

Christian Alvart • Director of Dogs of Berlin

Coming off the successful Netflix series Dogs of Berlin, Christian Alvart talks to German Films about his past, current and future projects  

16/07/2019

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov  • Directors of The Father

"The basis of the story was something very sad, which could happen to anyone. That's why we decided to try to tell it in a funnier way"

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov • Directors of The Father

14/07/2019 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Felipe Ríos   • Director of The Man of the Future

"A daughter who doesn't succeed in connecting with her father can serve as an example of how a society works"

GoCritic! Interview: Felipe Ríos • Director of The Man of the Future

We chatted with the Chilean filmmaker in Karlovy Vary, where he premiered his intimate first feature  

14/07/2019 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Vladimír Smutný   • Recepient of the KVIFF President Award

“Sometimes I wonder whether things have got better or worse”

GoCritic! Interview: Vladimír Smutný • Recepient of the KVIFF President Award

13/07/2019 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

“This is a story about the transfer of hatred from generation to generation”

Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

We chatted to Slovenian filmmaker Damjan Kozole, whose latest film, Half-Sister, world-premiered in competition at this year's Karlovy Vary  

11/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Martin Mareček • Director of Over The Hills

"This might be a film about man's search for his inner woman"

Martin Mareček • Director of Over The Hills

Czech filmmaker Martin Mareček talked to us about Over The Hills, which was world-premiered in the Documentary Competition at Karlovy Vary  

10/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Ivan Zachariáš • Director of The Sleepers

"It's easier to write characters when they are strong and not quite passive"

Ivan Zachariáš • Director of The Sleepers

HBO mini-series The Sleepers was presented out of competition at Karlovy Vary, and we met up with its director Ivan Zachariáš to discuss it  

10/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Out of Competition

Miguel Llansó  • Director of Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

"If the preference is for something successful, rather than something risky, then we have a problem as a species"

Miguel Llansó • Director of Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

We chatted to Spanish director Miguel Llansó after he premiered his new feature Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway in Neuchâtel  

10/07/2019 | NIFFF 2019

Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník • Directors of Old-Timers

"The story is not only Czech, and not only about communism - it could happen anywhere and anytime"

Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník • Directors of Old-Timers

Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník, the Czech directing duo behind Old-Timers, shown out of competition at Karlovy Vary, discuss their film with us  

10/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Out of Competition

Michal Hogenauer  • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

“It is necessary to find your own film language and your own poetics”

Michal Hogenauer • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

Cineuropa talked to debutant Czech filmmaker Michal Hogenauer about his movie A Certain Kind of Silence, the banality of evil, genre filmmaking and minimalism  

09/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti • Director of Up To Down

"Filmmakers are supposed to provoke the viewers and make them feel the sadness or happiness of the world"

Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti • Director of Up To Down

We interviewed Italian filmmaker Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti, who presented his newest title Up To Down in the Documentary Competition of Karlovy Vary  

09/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

MIDPOINT Feature Launch Script Consultancy @ KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days

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MIDPOINT Feature Launch Script Consultancy @ KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days

We interviewed the professionals participating in the MIDPOINT Feature Launch Script Consultancy workshop that took place as part of the KVIFF Eastern...  

09/07/2019 | MIDPOINT 2019

Marian Valev • Director of Bad Girl

“Zhaneta isn’t just a victim of her mother’s ambitions, but also of the sport itself”

Marian Valev • Director of Bad Girl

Director Marian Valev talks to us about his first feature film, Bad Girl, on the occasion of its screening at the 12th edition of Rome’s Festa del cinema...  

09/07/2019