Interviews

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

5991 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/10/2021. 635 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta  • Director of El lodo

“This project started with the landscape”

Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta • Director of El lodo

The Spanish filmmaker has opened the 36th Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani with his second film, starring Raúl Arévalo and Paz Vega  

15/10/2021 | Valencia 2021

Christophe Leparc  • Director, Cinemed

"Festivals are an altogether different experience to streaming platforms"

Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

We met with the director of the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival in order to unearth the main aims of his 2021 edition  

15/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021

Michaela Pavlátová  • Director of My Sunny Maad

“Animated characters’ performances can be as powerful as those of live actors”

Michaela Pavlátová • Director of My Sunny Maad

The Czech director explains how important humour and subtlety were in creating this story about a European woman following her true love to Afghanistan  

12/10/2021 | CinÉast 2021

Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez  • Directors of The Passenger

“The fantastical genre allows you to create worlds where you can do whatever you want”

Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez • Directors of The Passenger

We chatted to the duo of filmmakers, who have helmed a terrifying movie that serves as a stark warning against sharing a van with strangers  

11/10/2021 | Sitges 2021

Ernestas Jankauskas, Gabija Siurbytė  • Director of and actress in I Am Fine, Thanks

“Perfectionism is today’s religion”

Ernestas Jankauskas, Gabija Siurbytė • Director of and actress in I Am Fine, Thanks

We talked to some of the team behind the Lithuanian film, which is based on something that the lead actress has experienced herself  

11/10/2021 | Warsaw 2021

Sonia Hausséguy and Irena Gruca-Rozbicka  • Editorial and Development Department, Crew United

“Our main goal is to foster encounters between people who want to make great movies together”

Sonia Hausséguy and Irena Gruca-Rozbicka • Editorial and Development Department, Crew United

Our conversation focused on the platform’s main objectives and its future expansion plans  

07/10/2021 | /France/Poland

Maria Hedman Hvitfeldt  • Head of the Department of Film and Media, Stockholm University of the Arts

“Our teaching methods are based on an artistic approach to concept development and craft learning”

Maria Hedman Hvitfeldt • Head of the Department of Film and Media, Stockholm University of the Arts

Our conversation focused on the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the prestigious Swedish university  

06/10/2021 | /Sweden

Julia Furer  • Director of Love Will Come Later

“When you dig deeper, that’s when it gets interesting”

Julia Furer • Director of Love Will Come Later

This documentary takes its director all the way to Morocco as she follows Samir on his quest for love  

06/10/2021 | Zurich 2021

Sylvie Ohayon  • Director of Haute couture

“Knowing how to do something can really help a person feel happy with themselves”

Sylvie Ohayon • Director of Haute couture

We seized the opportunity to speak with the French writer-director about high fashion and the importance of learning a profession on the occasion of her new...  

05/10/2021 | Bif&st 2021

Dennis Stormer, Marisa Meier  • Director and producer of Youth Topia

“Initially, we said: ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have an algorithm tell us what to do with our life?’”

Dennis Stormer, Marisa Meier • Director and producer of Youth Topia

We talked to the director and producer behind this year’s Zurich Audience Award winner, in which kids just refuse to grow up  

04/10/2021 | Zurich 2021

Suzanne Kelly  • Head of Children’s and Young People’s Content, RTÉ

“As a broadcaster, to be sited amidst all of this amazing talent is really a privilege”

Suzanne Kelly • Head of Children’s and Young People’s Content, RTÉ

We chatted to the Irish executive about this year’s rich slate of national projects, the latest trends in terms of consumption and working practices, and...  

04/10/2021 | Cartoon 2021 | Cartoon Forum

Marco Amenta  • Director of Through the Waves

“Film is interesting because it’s a window which lets us see inside characters’ minds”

Marco Amenta • Director of Through the Waves

The Italian director speaks about his new movie, a psychological film noir which marks a total break from his previous works, and which is screening in...  

30/09/2021 | Bif&st 2021

Frédéric Boyer • Head of programming, Reykjavik International Film Festival

“Programming a festival is a question of trust”

Frédéric Boyer • Head of programming, Reykjavik International Film Festival

The programmer for Les Arcs and Tribeca now has a crack at bringing quality films to Reykjavik audiences, and we got the low-down on this year’s edition...  

30/09/2021 | Reykjavik 2021

Peter Bebjak • Director of The Auschwitz Report

“Personally, I believe we are living in times when we need heroic films about people who had an important mission”

Peter Bebjak • Director of The Auschwitz Report

The prolific Slovak filmmaker talks about his most ambitious project yet, which has just premiered domestically and in the USA  

29/09/2021 | /Slovakia/Czech Republic/Poland/Germany

Emanuel Pârvu • Director of Mikado

“I know a film cannot change the world, but it can raise questions”

Emanuel Pârvu • Director of Mikado

We talked to the Romanian director, who seems determined to get to the bottom of complicated family situations in his sophomore feature  

28/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

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