Interviews

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

5669 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 14/05/2021. 566 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Margarita Ledo Andión • Director of Nation

“My film is an anti-power movie: in particular against that of the patriarchy”

Margarita Ledo Andión • Director of Nation

With this documentary revolving around a feminist struggle, the Galician director scooped the Special Award for Best Director of a Spanish Premiere at the...  

26/03/2021 | /Spain

Eric Lagesse • Distributor, Pyramide Distribution

“I still don’t understand why other countries don’t emulate the French system”

Eric Lagesse • Distributor, Pyramide Distribution

The CEO of the French distribution company discusses the secrets behind France’s “very creative, vivid and risky” market  

25/03/2021 | /France

Edita Bilaver Galinec • Project coordinator, Film for Kids at Hospital

“Ideally, the films we screen should convey a strong message, urging a call to action”

Edita Bilaver Galinec • Project coordinator, Film for Kids at Hospital

The mission of this important European initiative is to give sick children in hospitals and rehabilitation centres access to high-quality films  

25/03/2021 | /Europe/Croatia

Xavier Bermúdez • Director of Olvido y León

“Films are evidence of the passing of time”

Xavier Bermúdez • Director of Olvido y León

The Galician filmmaker stayed in his homeland to shoot his new film, in which he reunites with the same characters from his 2004 effort León and Olvido  

25/03/2021 | /Spain

Florence Gastaud • Producer, Les Compagnons du Cinéma

"Cultural content is the new oil"

Florence Gastaud • Producer, Les Compagnons du Cinéma

The head of the French company sheds light on the sale of Madame Claude to Netflix for worldwide distribution, and gives her viewpoint on the turbulence and...  

24/03/2021 | /France

Pavel G Vesnakov • Director of German Lessons

“I don't want to be a moral grumbler who pretends to understand all aspects of human nature”

Pavel G Vesnakov • Director of German Lessons

The Bulgarian director has just screened his feature debut at the Sofia International Film Festival, where he won the Special Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Award  

24/03/2021 | Sofia 2021

Robert Kirchhoff • Director of All Men Become Brothers

“Alexander Dubček rightly fits into the pantheon of the 1960s, alongside Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe and Willy Brandt”

Robert Kirchhoff • Director of All Men Become Brothers

The Slovak documentarian breaks down his upcoming, unconventional biopic of Alexander Dubček, “the icon of socialism with a human face”  

23/03/2021 | East Doc Platform 2021

Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron • Directors of The Living Witnesses

"We were looking for young people who were interested in history and were capable of thinking out loud"

Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron • Directors of The Living Witnesses

We met with the filmmakers behind this documentary which investigates the rarely explored topic of the Holocaust as experienced from a Luxembourg perspective  

23/03/2021 | Luxembourg 2021

Anda Ionescu • Producer, Tangaj Production

“The experience of watching films in cinema is irreplaceable”

Anda Ionescu • Producer, Tangaj Production

The Romanian producer talks about taking everything step by step, while looking forward to a bright future in the documentary industry  

19/03/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Philipp Hoffmann • Founder, Kino on Demand

“We believe that film exhibitors and streaming platforms should work closely together”

Philipp Hoffmann • Founder, Kino on Demand

The founder and managing director of German outfit Rushlake Media told us why their streaming service may be beneficial for cinemagoers and exhibitors  

18/03/2021 | /Germany

Marina Lameiro • Director of Dardara

“Music truly helps us live”

Marina Lameiro • Director of Dardara

The Spanish director has presented her second film at the Punto de Vista Festival a few days prior to its release in mainstream movie theatres in her home...  

18/03/2021 | Punto de Vista 2021

Kobi Mizrahi  • Producer, KM Production

“Using cinema with all its greatness to research the human soul”

Kobi Mizrahi • Producer, KM Production

The Israeli producer discusses working in documentary filmmaking, which he describes as a great world of creative opportunities  

18/03/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Alex Noyer  • Director of Sound of Violence

“I could go up to people and say: ‘My movie is about a killer who makes music through her murders’”

Alex Noyer • Director of Sound of Violence

Finnish-American slashers are not standard fare these days, so we took the opportunity to delve deeper into this one just before its premiere at SXSW  

17/03/2021 | SXSW 2021

Gitta Gsell  • Director of Beyto

“We choreographed the scene so that the movements became like a dance”

Gitta Gsell • Director of Beyto

We talked to the Swiss filmmaker about her film, which centres on a young man torn between his family and his desires  

17/03/2021 | /Switzerland

Avi Mograbi  • Director of The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

"We have an election coming in two weeks and nobody talks about the occupation"

Avi Mograbi • Director of The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

BERLINALE 2021: We talked to the prolific Israeli filmmaker about his latest film, in which Israeli witnesses report on the mechanisms of oppression of...  

17/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Forum

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