Interviews

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

5426 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 04/12/2020. 580 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Lin Alluna • Director of Twice Colonized

"We believe a conversation across differences is essential for our evolution"

Lin Alluna • Director of Twice Colonized

We talked to Danish director Lin Alluna, whose project Twice Colonized won the inaugural Cineuropa Marketing Prize for the best project from CIRCLE Women...  

10/11/2020 | DOK Leipzig 2020 | DOK Industry

Tobias Lehmann  • Distributor, Alamode Film

"The cinemas are completely scared about the future, and the next couple of months will be very tough for distribution"

Tobias Lehmann • Distributor, Alamode Film

Alamode Film's Tobias Lehmann discusses the role of independent distributors, the particularities of Germany and the effects of the COVID pandemic on their...  

10/11/2020 | /Germany

Arami Ullón • Director of Nothing but the Sun

“I would have needed to embark upon a lengthy process of investigation and learning”

Arami Ullón • Director of Nothing but the Sun

We chatted with the Paraguayan director living in Switzerland Arami Ullón about Nothing but the Sun, which was presented in a world premiere in the opening...  

10/11/2020 | IDFA 2020

David Martín de los Santos • Director of That Was Life

"It’s important to make films based upon truths"

David Martín de los Santos • Director of That Was Life

We chatted with David Martín de los Santos who is competing in Seville’s European Film Festival with his intimate and emotional debut work That Was Life  

10/11/2020 | Seville 2020

Boris T Matić • Director, Zagreb Film Festival

“Going completely online this year was the only responsible solution”

Boris T Matić • Director, Zagreb Film Festival

We talked to Boris T Matić, the director of the Zagreb Film Festival, which is celebrating its 18th edition this year and happening entirely online from...  

06/11/2020 | Zagreb 2020

Carole Scotta • Distributor, Haut et Court

“We won’t be able to be alone to face either the studios or the platforms”

Carole Scotta • Distributor, Haut et Court

Carole Scotta, co-founder of Haut et Court and co-president of the Reunited European Independent Distributors (DIRE), analyses the current crisis and...  

05/11/2020 | ARP Film Meetings 2020

Lisa Langseth • Director of Love & Anarchy

“I’m quite aware of their various degrees of ineptitude, but I love every single character”

Lisa Langseth • Director of Love & Anarchy

Swedish director Lisa Langseth talks about accidentally giving birth to Netflix series Love & Anarchy, about her love of inept characters and about decent...  

04/11/2020 | /Sweden

Elise Jalladeau, Orestis Andreadakis • General director and artistic director, Thessaloniki International Film Festival

“Cinema, no matter what – festival, no matter what”

Elise Jalladeau, Orestis Andreadakis • General director and artistic director, Thessaloniki International Film Festival

We talked to Elise Jalladeau and Orestis Andreadakis, general director and artistic director of the Thessaloniki IFF, about the upcoming online edition,...  

03/11/2020 | Thessaloniki 2020

Jan Gogola Jr • Director of Eternal Jožo

“This film shows that even in our broken society, we can still talk to each other”

Jan Gogola Jr • Director of Eternal Jožo

We talked to the director of Eternal Jožo, Jan Gogola Jr, about finding a spiritual side to a pop star  

30/10/2020 | Jihlava 2020

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

“A cinema ticket is cheaper than a therapy session”

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

Stefan Bradea, co-founder and international acquisitions manager at Romania’s Bad Unicorn, discusses the country’s past and present distribution market  

29/10/2020 | /Romania

Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

"It’s never too late to get passionate about things"

Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

Isabel Coixet opened the Seminci in Valladolid with It Snows in Benidorm, her latest film, produced by the Almodóvar brothers, which unfolds in the titular...  

28/10/2020 | Seminci 2020

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

“Poland needs a cinema recovery plan to compensate for box-office losses”

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

Marek Bień, distributor at Gutek Film, tells us about the situation of the Polish distribution market during the Covid challenge  

27/10/2020 | /Poland

Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

“Central and Eastern European films are connected by political reflection much more than other movies are”

Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Director of the Ji.hlava IDFF Marek Hovorka talks to Cineuropa about the special digital edition, and how the current situation is affecting domestic and...  

27/10/2020 | Jihlava 2020

Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

"I grew up in a mixed-race family and didn't really know where I fitted into society"

Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

Cineuropa met up with Aleem Khan to talk about his debut feature, After Love, awarded the Cannes label earlier this year  

27/10/2020 | Rome 2020

Milcho Manchevski • Director of Willow

"I go with my intuition, and try to listen to the voice of the characters and the story"

Milcho Manchevski • Director of Willow

Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski chats to us about his latest feature, Willow, his approach and the most prevalent themes in his career  

26/10/2020 | CinÉast 2020

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