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

4230 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 14/11/2018. 506 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

Valeria Sarmiento  • Director

"Telling women's stories is sometimes more important than writing a feminist tract"

Valeria Sarmiento • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Chilean director Valeria Sarmiento tells us about her latest film, The Black Book — a period piece in the running for the Golden Shell  

29/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Celia Rico Clavellino  • Director

"The film came out of a sense of unease"

Celia Rico Clavellino • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Spain's Celia Rico Clavellino presents her first film in New Directors — the very intimate Journey to a Mother’s Room, starring Lola...  

29/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Icíar Bollaín  •  Director

“We made a firm commitment to include entire dance numbers in the film”

Icíar Bollaín • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Icíar Bollaín trained her camera on the figure of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta to create Yuli, which recreates his life, from his...  

28/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Tuva Novotny  • Director

"The core of the film is an account of our shortcomings in being able to address mental illness"

Tuva Novotny • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: One of Scandinavia's most enduring actresses, Tuva Novotny, branches out into directing with Blind Spot, which we discussed with her  

28/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Albert Wiederspiel  • Head of Filmfest Hamburg

“It is crucial to show that Europe is still plural”

Albert Wiederspiel • Head of Filmfest Hamburg

Albert Wiederspiel, head of Filmfest Hamburg, talks to us about the gathering’s 2018 programme, politics and its handling of Netflix  


Peter Strickland  • Director

“What I wanted was the randomness of death”

Peter Strickland • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We caught up with British director Peter Strickland to talk about dresses, Giallo and sexual desire in his new effort, In Fabric  

27/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Laurits Flensted-Jensen  • Director

“My childhood was a lot about challenging norms”

Laurits Flensted-Jensen • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We sat down with Danish filmmaker Laurits Flensted-Jensen, whose feature debut, Neon Heart, is screening in New Directors  

26/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Hannes Baumgartner  • Director

"We were focused on how to understand the development of Jonas’s spiral of violence"

Hannes Baumgartner • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We spoke to Swiss director Hannes Baumgartner, who explained to us how he built the intriguing main character in his first feature,...  

25/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Telmo Esnal  • Director

“We wanted to turn tradition on its head”

Telmo Esnal • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Basque director Telmo Esnal presents Dantza, the winning film at last year’s inaugural edition of the Glocal in Progress industry...  

25/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Special Presentations

Benjamín Naishtat  • ​​Director

"I want film to be an almost physical experience”

Benjamín Naishtat • ​​Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Argentina's Benjamín Naishtat talks about his third film, Rojo, a co-production between various Latin American and European countries...  

25/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña  • Director, screenwriter

"We took the risk of talking about this issue because society is more and more ready for it"

Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña • Director, screenwriter

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen and co-writer Isabel Peña talk about The Realm, which is bringing Spain’s political corruption scandal into...  

24/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Louis Garrel  • Director

“Because I’m French, I wanted to make a film about men and women”

Louis Garrel • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We chatted to French filmmaker Louis Garrel about his second feature, A Faithful Man, revolving around a passive individual caught in a...  

24/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Olivier Masset-Depasse  • ​​Director

"I'm the kind of filmmaker that tries to create a different style of film each time"

Olivier Masset-Depasse • ​​Director

Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse returns with his third feature Mothers' Instinct, and we talked to him about it  

21/09/2018 | Arras 2018 | Competition

Baldvin Z  • Director

“I realised that there was a whole world in Iceland that I didn’t know about”

Baldvin Z • Director

TORONTO 2018: We sat down with Icelandic director Baldvin Z to get some inside information on his latest feature, the bleak and emotive Let Me Fall  

21/09/2018 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Soudade Kaadan  • Director

“You don’t know how much you are traumatised until you leave”

Soudade Kaadan • Director

TORONTO 2018: We chatted to French-born Syrian director Soudade Kaadan about her Lion of the Future-winning The Day I Lost My Shadow, which also screened in...  

21/09/2018 | Toronto 2018 | Discovery