Interviews

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

5213 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 11/08/2020. 598 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Simon Ellis  • Director of As Dead as It Gets

“If you have a new idea on set and deviate from the script, the whole house of cards might come tumbling down”

Simon Ellis • Director of As Dead as It Gets

Cineuropa speaks to Simon Ellis, the director of As Dead as It Gets, one of the new interactive movies from Estonian start-up WhatIfI  

07/08/2020 | /UK

Christophe Blanc  • Director of Just Kids

"It's a kind of melodramatic teen movie"

Christophe Blanc • Director of Just Kids

Christophe Blanc tells us about his film Just Kids, centred on siblings in the grips of grief and freedom, released in French cinemas today  

05/08/2020 | /France/Switzerland

Piotr Adamski  • Director of Eastern

“I was curious to see if terms such as ‘honorary code’ or ‘vendetta’ were still important and understandable in our contemporary world”

Piotr Adamski • Director of Eastern

We talked to writer-director Piotr Adamski, whose feature debut, Eastern, has been out in Polish cinemas since 26 June  

04/08/2020 | /Poland

David Ilundain  • Director of One for All

“We, the adults, do not know what really happens inside schools”

David Ilundain • Director of One for All

With his second feature following B, la película, Navarre-born director David Ilundain enters the microcosm of school, with David Verdaguer playing a young...  

31/07/2020 | /Spain

Jean-Charles Hue  • Director of Tijuana Bible

"The true necessity is to show these small miracles of love that can erupt from something terrifying"

Jean-Charles Hue • Director of Tijuana Bible

French director Jean-Charles Hue tells us about the genesis of his new cinematic oddity, the English-language feature Tijuana Bible  

30/07/2020 | /France/Mexico

Roberto Stabile  • Head of international relations, ANICA

“A physical film market is like a cinema experience: irreplaceable”

Roberto Stabile • Head of international relations, ANICA

This year's Cannes Marché du Film and its potential to give rise to a new market formula are just some of the topics we touched upon with Roberto Stabile,...  

29/07/2020 | /Italy

Fernando González Molina  • Director of Offering to the Storm

“We tell stories wherever we can”

Fernando González Molina • Director of Offering to the Storm

Spaniard Fernando González Molina is bringing his Baztán Trilogy to an end with the third instalment, Offering to the Storm, a thriller shot in Navarre...  

24/07/2020 | /Spain/Germany

Ángel Gómez  • Director of Voces

"Terror motivates me, moves me and thrills me"

Ángel Gómez • Director of Voces

Ángel Gómez directs his first feature film Voces, focused on classical horror and psychology, with no shortage of supernatural elements, a haunted house and...  

24/07/2020 | /Spain

Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach  • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

“We embrace competition because it helps to develop the market and to cultivate the taste of the audience”

Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

We talked to Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach, CEO and acquisitions executive of Madman Entertainment, about the particularities of distributing European...  

23/07/2020 | /Australia/New Zealand

Iuliana Tarnovețchi and Alex Trăilă  • President and CEO, Romanian Alliance of Film Producers

“We still need to work hard to bring the film industry higher up the authorities’ list of priorities”

Iuliana Tarnovețchi and Alex Trăilă • President and CEO, Romanian Alliance of Film Producers

We chatted to Iuliana Tarnovețchi and Alex Trăilă, respectively president and CEO of the Romanian Alliance of Film Producers, which was created in May this year  

22/07/2020 | /Romania

Jaume Ripoll  • Director, Atlàntida Film Fest

"High season for tourism doesn’t necessarily mean low season for culture"

Jaume Ripoll • Director, Atlàntida Film Fest

Cineuropa had a chat with Jaume Ripoll, head of the Atlàntida Film Fest, a European-focused festival that kicks off on 27 July on Mallorca and will also...  

22/07/2020 | Atlàntida Film Fest 2020

Solange Cicurel  • Director of Isn’t She Lovely?

"Comedy comes from truth"

Solange Cicurel • Director of Isn’t She Lovely?

We talked to Belgian filmmaker Solange Cicurel, whose family comedy Isn’t She Lovely?, her second feature, is coming out this July  

22/07/2020 | /Belgium/France

Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Mateja  • Directors of Lessons of Love

“This story is universal enough to make a difference in people’s lives”

Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Mateja • Directors of Lessons of Love

Cineuropa talked to Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Mateja, the directors of Lessons of Love, about the power of change  

20/07/2020 | IceDocs 2020

Giorgio Gosetti  • General Delegate, Giornate degli Autori

“We’re lucky enough to have had more time; we need to set about researching models which can be helpful for us in the future”

Giorgio Gosetti • General Delegate, Giornate degli Autori

We chatted with General Delegate Giorgio Gosetti about the new developments gracing the next edition of the Giornate degli Autori, which is scheduled to...  

20/07/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Juri Rechinsky  • Director of Utopia

“What I am trying to do is set up a massive experiment”

Juri Rechinsky • Director of Utopia

Ukrainian filmmaker Juri Rechinsky tells Cineuropa more about Utopia, his cinematic experiment in the making, which comes in the wake of Sickfuckpeople and Ugly  

17/07/2020 | Karlovy Vary 2020 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

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