Interviews

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

4857 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 13/12/2019. 587 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Maya Kosa and Sérgio da Costa • Directors of Bird Island

"Contradiction is our mechanism, and it becomes absurd"

Maya Kosa and Sérgio da Costa • Directors of Bird Island

At the 9th edition of Lanzarote’s Muestra Internacional de Cine, Maya Kosa and Sérgio da Costa are presenting their beautiful documentary Bird Island, an...  

29/11/2019 | Lanzarote 2019

Fernando Meirelles  • Director of The Two Popes

“The whole idea of tradition and a church is supposed to connect you to God and not to people in society”

Fernando Meirelles • Director of The Two Popes

Cineuropa met up with director Fernando Meirelles in London to talk about the star-studded The Two Popes  

29/11/2019

Jørgen Leth  • Director of I Walk

“This whole story was an extension of my personal process”

Jørgen Leth • Director of I Walk

We chatted to experimental filmmaker and poet Jørgen Leth about his highly personal, IDFA-screened documentary I Walk  

29/11/2019 | IDFA 2019 | Competition

Łukasz Kośmicki • Director of The Coldest Game

“I believe there are only two categories of films: good ones and bad ones”

Łukasz Kośmicki • Director of The Coldest Game

Cineuropa talked to Łukasz Kośmicki about his debut feature, The Coldest Game, which had its international premiere in competition at the Tallinn Black...  

28/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Zoltán Nagy • Director of On the Quiet

"The main core of a good director-actor relationship is trust"

Zoltán Nagy • Director of On the Quiet

Hungarian filmmaker Zoltán Nagy talked to us about his first feature On the Quiet, screening in the First Feature Competition of Tallinn's Black Nights Film...  

28/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Jure Pavlović • Director of Mater

"As a director you should never underestimate your audience by revealing everything"

Jure Pavlović • Director of Mater

Croatian director Jure Pavlović talks to us about his debut feature, Mater, world-premiering in the First Feature Competition of Tallinn's Black Nights  

27/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban • Director and actress of Gipsy Queen

"This is a film about motherhood in the first place, then about being Roma, and in the end about boxing"

Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban • Director and actress of Gipsy Queen

We have met up with Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban, director and actress of Gipsy Queen, a German-Austrian co-production selected in Competition at...  

27/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Sergio Martino  • Director

“If you are not making arthouse films, people treat you with suspicion”

Sergio Martino • Director

Cineuropa met up with cult Italian director Sergio Martino, who had a mini-retrospective dedicated to him at Finland’s Night Visions genre festival  

25/11/2019 | Night Visions 2019

Jurgis Matulevičius  • Director of Isaac

“I like to create my own world – one where only I know the rules”

Jurgis Matulevičius • Director of Isaac

Cineuropa talked to Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius about his first feature, Isaac, selected in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights  

22/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Stephanie Schettler-Köhler  • Managing director, Pantaleon Films

"The best way to bridge gaps is to meet people in person, compare experiences and talk openly about issues"

Stephanie Schettler-Köhler • Managing director, Pantaleon Films

Bridging the Dragon caught up with Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, managing director of Pantaleon Films, to chat about the ever-evolving Chinese market  

21/11/2019 | Bridging the Dragon 2019

Gerard Johnson  • Director of Muscle

“Men have issues”

Gerard Johnson • Director of Muscle

Cineuropa talked to Gerard Johnson, the director of Muscle, screened in competition at Tallinn's Black Nights, about toxic masculinity and pumping iron  

21/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Théo Court  • Director of White on White

“We filmmakers are like vampires”

Théo Court • Director of White on White

Spanish-Chilean director Théo Court is now competing in the official section of the 57th Gijón Film Festival with the captivating White on White, shot on...  

21/11/2019 | Gijón 2019

Simone Scafidi  • Director of Fulci for Fake

“Lucio Fulci created his own story”

Simone Scafidi • Director of Fulci for Fake

We talked to Simone Scafidi about Fulci for Fake, in which the Italian director tries to find the real Lucio Fulci  

20/11/2019 | Night Visions 2019

Fatos Berisha  • Director of The Flying Circus

“We were living in a surreal world, and humour was a way to survive and to preserve our sanity”

Fatos Berisha • Director of The Flying Circus

We chatted to Kosovar director-scriptwriter Fatos Berisha about his absurd and surreal Tallinn competition entry The Flying Circus  

20/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Matteo Tortone and Alexis Taillant  • Director and producer of Mother Lode

“The subject of the film is the relationship between men, the Devil and gold”

Matteo Tortone and Alexis Taillant • Director and producer of Mother Lode

The winners of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at Thessaloniki, director Matteo Tortone and producer Alexis Taillant, discuss their project Mother Lode with us  

20/11/2019 | Thessaloniki 2019 | Agora