Interviews

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

4955 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 27/02/2020. 589 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Patrick Sobelman and Hugo Sobelman  • Directors of Golda Maria

“This story is bigger than our family”

Patrick Sobelman and Hugo Sobelman • Directors of Golda Maria

BERLINALE 2020: We spoke to Patrick and Hugo Sobelman about their Golda Maria, which brings together three generations  

27/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Berlinale Special

Adrian Cioflâncă  • Co-director of The Exit of the Trains

“The film’s long running time is a humble form of respect”

Adrian Cioflâncă • Co-director of The Exit of the Trains

BERLINALE 2020: The Exit of the Trains, a harrowing documentary essay about the killing of thousands of Jews in 1941, has screened in Forum, and we spoke to...  

27/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Lisa Weber  • Director of Running on Empty

"It was difficult for me to watch how they were missing every opportunity to get things done, but I learned to accept it"

Lisa Weber • Director of Running on Empty

BERLINALE 2020: We sat down with Lisa Weber, the director of the documentary Running on Empty, which has premiered in the Panorama section  

27/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond  • Directors of My Little Sister

“We are always cleaning our friendship garden”

Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond • Directors of My Little Sister

BERLINALE 2020: We talked to Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, the directorial duo behind the main competition title My Little Sister  

27/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Competition

Guillaume Brac • Director of À l’abordage

"I need political and social issues to be smuggled in, behind a screen of lightheartedness and comedy"

Guillaume Brac • Director of À l’abordage

BERLINALE 2020: French director Guillaume Brac reveals the origins of his cheerful work À l’abordage, unveiled in the Panorama line-up  

27/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Jitka Kotrlová • Producer, Frame Films

“It’s very hard to find a distributor for art-house films”

Jitka Kotrlová • Producer, Frame Films

Interview with Jitka Kotrlová, producer for Czech company Frame Films and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

27/02/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Irene Gutiérrez  • Director of Between Dog and Wolf

“My lead characters represent a way of being in the world which has been lost”

Irene Gutiérrez • Director of Between Dog and Wolf

BERLINALE 2020: In the Forum section, Spanish filmmaker Irene Gutiérrez presents her second feature film, Between Dog and Wolf , starring three real-life...  

26/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Constanze Ruhm • Director of The Notes of Anna Azzori/A Mirror that Travels through Time

"A fresh, feminist perspective on an old art film"

Constanze Ruhm • Director of The Notes of Anna Azzori/A Mirror that Travels through Time

BERLINALE 2020: Austrian artist Constanze Ruhm discusses her essay film The Notes of Anna Azzori/A Mirror that Travels through Time, screening in the Forum...  

26/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Bettina Böhler • Director of Schlingensief – A Voice that Shook the Silence

"If we were a little bit more courageous we could change something"

Bettina Böhler • Director of Schlingensief – A Voice that Shook the Silence

BERLINALE 2020: German director Bettina Böhler talks about her documentary about artist Christoph Schlingensief, Schlingensief – A Voice that Shook the...  

26/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Sébastien Lifshitz  • Director of Little Girl

“Sasha is a modern-day heroine”

Sébastien Lifshitz • Director of Little Girl

BERLINALE 2020: We talked to Sébastien Lifshitz, the director of the documentary Little Girl, which has premiered in the Panorama section  

26/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Paloma Sermon Daï • Director of Petit samedi

"A story about filial and maternal love, a film about what it is to be a mother, what it is to be a son"

Paloma Sermon Daï • Director of Petit samedi

We met with Belgian director Paloma Sermon Daï who is presenting her first feature film, the documentary Petit samedi, at the Berlinale Forum  

26/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Irene M. Borrego • Producer, 59 en Conserva

“We are surrounded by thousands of potentially fascinating films”

Irene M. Borrego • Producer, 59 en Conserva

Interview with Irene M. Borrego, producer for Spanish company 59 en Conserva and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

26/02/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere and Sofie Benoot • Directors of Victoria

"The film shows the optimistic power of a character whose situation is rather desperate"

Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere and Sofie Benoot • Directors of Victoria

BERLINALE 2020: We have met up with Belgium's Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere and Sofie Benoot, who have presented their documentary Victoria in...  

25/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Ivan Ostrochovský  • Director of Servants

“I want the audience to understand how easy it is to end up on the wrong side of history”

Ivan Ostrochovský • Director of Servants

BERLINALE 2020: We chatted to Slovak documentary filmmaker Ivan Ostrochovský, who has premiered Servants, his sophomore fiction feature after the...  

25/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Encounters

Hannah Reinikainen, Lia Hietala • Directors of Always Amber

"We wanted to make a film about young people with the queer perspective"

Hannah Reinikainen, Lia Hietala • Directors of Always Amber

BERLINALE 2020: Swedish directors Hannah Reinikainen and Lia Hietala discuss their Panorama-screened documentary Always Amber which explores the world of...  

25/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama