Interviews

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

4918 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 20/02/2020. 568 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Alexis Juncosa • Artistic Director, Luxembourg City Film Festival

"We’d like to become a “metafestival” where you can see the best possible films being made"

Alexis Juncosa • Artistic Director, Luxembourg City Film Festival

We met with Alexis Juncosa who heads up programming for the Luxembourg City Film Festival, the 10th edition of which is unspooling between 5-15 March  

20/02/2020 | Luxembourg 2020

Sandra Wollner  • Director of The Trouble with Being Born

“I was interested in making an anti-Pinocchio”

Sandra Wollner • Director of The Trouble with Being Born

BERLINALE 2020: We chatted to Austrian director Sandra Wollner about The Trouble with Being Born, in which she finally puts the Pinocchio myth to rest  

20/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Encounters

Yulia Serdyukova • Producer, yutopia films

“The idea that documentary films can change the world is very dangerous”

Yulia Serdyukova • Producer, yutopia films

Interview with Yulia Serdyukova, producer for Ukrainian company yutopia films and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

20/02/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Jeanette Nordahl  • Director of Wildland

“I was trying to create tension in a way that’s not obvious”

Jeanette Nordahl • Director of Wildland

BERLINALE 2020: We talked to Jeanette Nordahl, the debuting director behind the Panorama title Wildland  

19/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Grainne Humphreys and Si Edwards  • Director and shorts programmer, Dublin International Film Festival

“I see first-hand the gap between film students and world cinema”

Grainne Humphreys and Si Edwards • Director and shorts programmer, Dublin International Film Festival

We sat down with Grainne Humphreys and Si Edwards, VMDIFF’s director and shorts programmer, to talk about this year’s programme and industry initiatives  

18/02/2020 | Dublin 2020

Matthijs Wouter Knol  • Director, European Film Market

“It’s time to take a different kind of responsibility at the EFM”

Matthijs Wouter Knol • Director, European Film Market

We chatted to EFM director Matthijs Wouter Knol to get the low-down on what’s new at the upcoming edition of the prestigious industry event  

13/02/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Johanne Helgeland • Director of The Crossing

"Talking to children about important subjects and difficult issues is helpful"

Johanne Helgeland • Director of The Crossing

Cineuropa met with Norwegian director Johanne Langeland whose first feature film The Crossing is full of action, courage and friendship, unfolding during...  

13/02/2020 | Norway

Stéphane Demoustier • Director of The Girl With A Bracelet

"Do we really know our children?"

Stéphane Demoustier • Director of The Girl With A Bracelet

On the eve of its French release, Stéphane Demoustier talks to us about his second feature film, The Girl With A Bracelet, first discovered in Locarno  

11/02/2020 | France/Belgium

Adam Oľha  • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

“We had an opportunity to witness the process of creation from up close and over a long period of time”

Adam Oľha • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

We talked to Adam Oľha, one of the co-directors of the documentary Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace, about the process of capturing how foremost Czech...  

10/02/2020 | Czech Republic/Slovakia

Massoud Bakhshi  • Director of Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

"The world is torn between a rich minority that wants everything, and a majority that has nothing"

Massoud Bakhshi • Director of Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Iranian filmmaker Massoud Bakhshi discusses Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, a majority European production recognised in Sundance and on its way to the...  

10/02/2020 | Sundance 2020 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Miguel G. Morales and Silvia Navarro • Directors of On the Names of the Goats

"We try to preserve the film’s freedom at all times"

Miguel G. Morales and Silvia Navarro • Directors of On the Names of the Goats

We met with Canary Islander directors Miguel G. Morales and Silvia Navarro, whose documentary On the Names of Goats is screening at MiradasDoc  

07/02/2020 | MiradasDoc 2020

Zeina Durra  • Director of Luxor

“It's as if this film wanted to be made”

Zeina Durra • Director of Luxor

We chatted to Zeina Durra about her Sundance-screened second film, the Andrea Riseborough starrer Luxor  

07/02/2020 | Sundance 2020 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Alexis Delgado Búrdalo • Director of This Film Is About Me

"I never imagined I would be filming inside a prison"

Alexis Delgado Búrdalo • Director of This Film Is About Me

We spoke to Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, who is taking part in MiradasDoc with This Film Is About Me, a doc that made a splash during its screenings at Visions...  

07/02/2020 | MiradasDoc 2020

Anna Serner • CEO, Swedish Film Institute

"If we don’t see change I’m not afraid to give bigger budgets to only women for one year"

Anna Serner • CEO, Swedish Film Institute

Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner talks to Cinema Femme about the institution's objectives related to gender equality and the importance of women in...  

06/02/2020 | Sweden

Marion Hänsel  • Director of There Was a Little Ship

“Five years ago, when I had this heart surgery, all these memories came flooding back to me”

Marion Hänsel • Director of There Was a Little Ship

We spoke to Belgian filmmaker Marion Hänsel at IFFR, where she was the subject of a Deep Focus and presented her new film, There Was a Little Ship  

06/02/2020 | IFFR 2020 | Deep Focus