Interviews

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

4724 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 22/09/2019. 567 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Leticia Dolera • Director of Perfect Life

“What’s life all about in 2019?”

Leticia Dolera • Director of Perfect Life

Leticia Dolera gives us the inside scoop onPerfect Life, a double award-winner at Canneseries now screening at the San Sebastián International Film Festival  

20/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Velodrome

Edhem Fočo  • Director, Al Jazeera Balkans

"A TV cut is much closer to the ordinary viewer"

Edhem Fočo • Director, Al Jazeera Balkans

We talked to Edhem Fočo, director of Sarajevo-based Al Jazeera Balkans and its festival dedicated to TV documentaries, AJB DOC, which is taking place from...  

20/09/2019

Anna Möttölä and Pekka Lanerva  • Executive director and artistic director, Love & Anarchy

“What we care about the most is the audience”

Anna Möttölä and Pekka Lanerva • Executive director and artistic director, Love & Anarchy

Cineuropa met up with Love & Anarchy’s executive director, Anna Möttölä, and artistic director, Pekka Lanerva, in Helsinki to talk about the 32nd edition of...  

20/09/2019

Silvia van der Heiden  • Director, Nederlands Film Festival

"Our aim is to contribute to the development of the Dutch film and media industry – the HFM is one of the efforts to achieve that"

Silvia van der Heiden • Director, Nederlands Film Festival

We chatted to the director of the Nederlands Film Festival, Silvia van der Heiden, to get the low-down on the upcoming 39th edition of the Dutch gathering  

19/09/2019 | Nederlands Film Festival 2019

Max Howard  • Producer

“What a perfect way to establish what’s where, by having a cultural export from Kazakhstan and surprising the world”

Max Howard • Producer

At the Almaty Film Festival, we spoke to producer and studio executive Max Howard, who has worked for Warner Bros Feature Animation and Walt Disney Feature...  

18/09/2019 | Almaty 2019

Daniel Joseph Borgman  • Director of Resin

“Love without the potential for freedom becomes toxic and, ultimately, destructive”

Daniel Joseph Borgman • Director of Resin

We chatted to New Zealand-born filmmaker Daniel Joseph Borgman about the secluded, broken paradise depicted in his third feature, Resin  

18/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Minos Nikolakakis  • Director of Entwined

"What you craft in your mind is always more effective than what actually happens"

Minos Nikolakakis • Director of Entwined

We chatted to Greek writer-director Minos Nikolakakis, whose feature debut, Entwined, world-premiered in Toronto's Discovery section  

18/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Jana Karaivanova • Executive director, Bulgarian National Film Centre

"Producers who can secure good projects and partners should be supported the most"

Jana Karaivanova • Executive director, Bulgarian National Film Centre

We follow up on developments in the Bulgarian film industry with Jana Karaivanova, head of the Bulgarian National Film Centre  

17/09/2019 | Bulgaria

Sarah Gavron • Director of Rocks

“These girls really love the banter about their different experiences”

Sarah Gavron • Director of Rocks

We met up with British director and producer Sarah Gavron, whose new film Rocks world-premiered in the Platform section of Toronto  

16/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Platform

Maria Sødahl  • Director of Hope

“One should never take love for granted”

Maria Sødahl • Director of Hope

We caught up with Norway’s Maria Sødahl to discuss her Toronto-premiered emotionally fragile love story Hope  

16/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Pat Collins  • Director of Henry Glassie: Field Work

“The way we were shooting the film echoed the way Henry worked”

Pat Collins • Director of Henry Glassie: Field Work

Cineuropa chatted to Irish helmer Pat Collins, whose documentary Henry Glassie: Field Work revolves around the renowned American scholar  

13/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Miro Drobný • Director of Who’s Next?

“The internet has become a new religion”

Miro Drobný • Director of Who’s Next?

We talked to Slovakian producer and director Miro Drobný about his latest film, Who’s Next?, which addresses the perils of the internet  

13/09/2019

Alice Winocour  • Director of Proxima

“You can be a good mother and a good astronaut”

Alice Winocour • Director of Proxima

On a rooftop overlooking the Toronto Film Festival, Cineuropa chatted to Alice Winocour about her new film Proxima, starring Eva Green, Sandra Hüller and...  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Platform

Shelly Love  • Director of A Bump Along the Way

“I feel motivated to tell female stories and to give an authentic account of their experience”

Shelly Love • Director of A Bump Along the Way

We interviewed Shelly Love, the director of the Northern Irish comedy A Bump Along the Way, starring Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew in the lead roles  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

“Anna is concerned about the boy, but ultimately, she is more concerned about herself”

Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

We talked to German actress, screenwriter and director Ina Weisse about her latest film The Audition, which premiered in the Discovery section at the...  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery