Interviews

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

5808 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/07/2021. 594 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Andrei Huţuleac • Director of #dogpoopgirl

“We couldn’t predict that social media would become so important, so we are still in the process of discovering its potential”

Andrei Huţuleac • Director of #dogpoopgirl

The actor-turned-director discusses the origins of his feature debut, about the dangers of online shaming  

29/07/2021 | Transilvania 2021

Julien Faraut  • Director of The Witches of the Orient

"I was dealing with women capable of making a lot of sacrifices, of working very hard in order to be the best"

Julien Faraut • Director of The Witches of the Orient

The French documentary-maker discusses his new film revolving around an invincible women’s volleyball team in Japan  

28/07/2021 | /France

Lisa K Crosato  • Founder, City of Angels Women’s Film Festival

“I feel that Americans and Europeans can always learn from each other, and we face similar social issues in many ways”

Lisa K Crosato • Founder, City of Angels Women’s Film Festival

The founder of the Hollywood-based City of Angels Women’s Film Festival breaks down the upcoming edition of the event, set to take place in September  

28/07/2021 | /USA

Milutin Petrovic  • Director of Impure Blood – Sin of Ancestors

“Every alpha male fails under the heavy load of his own paranoia”

Milutin Petrovic • Director of Impure Blood – Sin of Ancestors

The Serbian director talks about his latest film, an adaptation of a classic of Serbian literature and a stylistic departure for the filmmaker  

27/07/2021 | Palić 2021

Damián París and Rosa García Merino  • Producers of That Was Life

“The audience is demanding new perspectives and approaches”

Damián París and Rosa García Merino • Producers of That Was Life

We chatted to two professionals who helped get David Martín de los Santos’ feature debut off the ground; the film is now being presented at Transilvania,...  

27/07/2021 | Transilvania 2021

Jana Keeble  • Vice-dean for foreign affairs, VSMU

“We encourage the participation of our students in international festivals and events”

Jana Keeble • Vice-dean for foreign affairs, VSMU

Our conversation focused on the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by VSMU’s Film and Television Faculty  

27/07/2021 | /Slovakia

Albin Kurti  • Prime Minister of Kosovo

"The constant success of Kosovo's cinema convinced us to double the budget for the film fund"

Albin Kurti • Prime Minister of Kosovo

CANNES 2021: The success Kosovo has been experiencing in the film landscape is culminating on the Croisette, with a short in the Palme d'Or competition and...  

21/07/2021 | Cannes 2021

Jean-Christophe Meurisse • Director of Bloody Oranges

"There is always a reality in my work"

Jean-Christophe Meurisse • Director of Bloody Oranges

CANNES 2021: The French director talks to Cineuropa about the most shocking film at the festival, which played as a Midnight Screening  

21/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Midnight Screenings

Zrinko Ogresta • Director of A Blue Flower

“No director could be good without being a voyeur”

Zrinko Ogresta • Director of A Blue Flower

The Croatian filmmaker talks about his film and its depiction of the lack of emotionality in the Balkans  

20/07/2021 | Palić 2021

Elie Grappe • Director of Olga

"I wanted to explore the links between a geographical and an intimate frontier"

Elie Grappe • Director of Olga

CANNES 2021: The French director presented his first feature film in the Critics’ Week and won the SACD Prize  

19/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Critics' Week

Eva Husson • Director of Mothering Sunday

"Sex is part of the equation, but nudity is political"

Eva Husson • Director of Mothering Sunday

CANNES 2021: The French auteur talks to Cineuropa about putting a modern spin on the British period drama  

19/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Cannes Premiere

Sergei Loznitsa • Director of Babi Yar. Context

“These people were like dust underground and for 80 years, nothing was done about it”

Sergei Loznitsa • Director of Babi Yar. Context

CANNES 2021: The director turns his attention to a dark historical event that Europe has long tried to ignore and forget  

19/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Special Screenings

Arnaud Desplechin  • Director of Deception

“She’s defending the cause of women, all women, whilst he’s defending the cause of ‘each’ woman”

Arnaud Desplechin • Director of Deception

CANNES 2021: The French director finally adapts one of his greatest influences, American author Philip Roth, and we talk about all that, and more  

17/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Cannes Premiere

Ari Folman  • Director of Where Is Anne Frank

“I would never do an animation film for adults again”

Ari Folman • Director of Where Is Anne Frank

CANNES 2021: The Israeli director reveals how his mother helped him decide to make an animated adventure based on The Diary of Anne Frank  

17/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Out of Competition

CB Yi • Director of Moneyboys

“You have to love and accept yourself in the first place in order to be able to give love and respect to others in return”

CB Yi • Director of Moneyboys

CANNES 2021: The Taiwanese-Austrian director presents a drama about male prostitution in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes  

17/07/2021 | Cannes 2021 | Un Certain Regard

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