Interviews

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

5177 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 03/07/2020. 618 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Gero von Boehm  • Director of Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

“Helmut Newton wanted to show strong women”

Gero von Boehm • Director of Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

We talked to the director of Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful, Gero von Boehm, who in turn talked to Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and Charlotte...  

27/04/2020 | Tribeca 2020

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff  • Founding partner, La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

"In these times of crisis, our system allows exhibitors to maintain social ties with their audience"

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff • Founding partner, La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

We met up with Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, founding partner of La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, which has launched an innovative tool to keep movie theatres in...  

24/04/2020 | France

Nikolaj Nikitin  • Head, SOFA

"There is now a big opportunity for new players and new approaches"

Nikolaj Nikitin • Head, SOFA

We caught up with the head of SOFA - School for Film Advancement, Nikolaj Nikitin, to discuss the training programme and how it is being affected by current...  

24/04/2020 | SOFA 2020

Olivier van den Broek  • Distributor, The Searchers

“In a time where things are so challenging, it's great to see that quality continues to sell”

Olivier van den Broek • Distributor, The Searchers

Cineuropa caught up with Olivier van den Broek of distribution company The Searchers, to discuss their line-up and how they are dealing with the Covid-19...  

23/04/2020 | Belgium

Eytan Ipeker  • Director of The Pageant

“Sometimes we want to be told who the bad guys are, but that’s not my film”

Eytan Ipeker • Director of The Pageant

Cineuropa talked to Eytan Ipeker, the director of The Pageant, about Miss Holocaust Survivor, a glitzy show with a troubled past  

23/04/2020 | Visions du Réel 2020

Simonetta Dellomonaco • President, Apulia Film Commission

“We need to unearth new stories which fit with the current circumstances”

Simonetta Dellomonaco • President, Apulia Film Commission

Simonetta Dellomonaco of the Apulia Film Commission talks about her strategies for tackling the crisis and the idea of building film studios in...  

22/04/2020 | Italy

Eduardo Escudero  • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

“When things get back to normal we will have to base our strategy on building trust”

Eduardo Escudero • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

Cineuropa talked to A Contracorriente Films' Eduardo Escudero about its catalogue, the situation of the Spanish market and the future of the sector after...  

22/04/2020 | Spain

Anissa Bonnefont  • Director of Wonderboy

"Searching for our roots involves us reaching into the very depths of our souls"

Anissa Bonnefont • Director of Wonderboy

Anissa Bonnefont chats to us about Wonderboy, her first feature-length documentary which was nominated at the César Awards and is currently competing in Tribeca  

22/04/2020 | Tribeca 2020

Dea Gjinovci • Director of Wake Up On Mars

"I didn’t want to make a medical or investigative film; my main aim was to paint the portrait of a family"

Dea Gjinovci • Director of Wake Up On Mars

Swiss-Albanian documentary-maker Dea Gjinovci chatted to us about her first documentary feature film, Wake Up On Mars, which is in competition in Tribeca  

21/04/2020 | Tribeca 2020

Mira Staleva  • Managing director, Sofia International Film Festival

“A sense of humour will save us”

Mira Staleva • Managing director, Sofia International Film Festival

Cineuropa talked to Mira Staleva, the managing director of the Sofia International Film Festival, also behind its industry event Sofia Meetings, about the...  

20/04/2020 | Sofia 2020

Julien Leclercq  • Director of Earth and Blood

“I’ve always wanted to try my hand at the chase movie”

Julien Leclercq • Director of Earth and Blood

French filmmaker Julien Leclercq talks about his new film, Earth and Blood, genre cinema, violence and his "perfect wedding" with Netflix  

17/04/2020 | /France/Belgium

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

"We reorganised ourselves but COVID-19 has overcome our plans”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

We asked Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke, president of Cartoon Italia, about how the Italian animation industry has reacted to the current health crisis  

09/04/2020 | Italy

Mikko Pöllä  • Co-creator of Californian Commando

“People are excited about getting something other than Nordic noirs from the Nordics”

Mikko Pöllä • Co-creator of Californian Commando

We talked to Mikko Pöllä, the head writer and co-creator of the new Finnish comedy series Californian Commando, starring US actor Kian Lawley  

08/04/2020 | Finland

Mariano Barroso  • Director of La línea invisible

"Who’s going to go into a movie theatre, and when?"

Mariano Barroso • Director of La línea invisible

Filmmaker Mariano Barroso, who is also the president of the Spanish Film Academy, talks about the repercussions of the health crisis on the audiovisual...  

08/04/2020 | Spain

Ada Solomon  • Producer

“If we look too far into the distance, we risk falling into the hole at our feet”

Ada Solomon • Producer

Ada Solomon, one of Romania’s leading producers, who recently released Ivana the Terrible in her home country, shares her hopes and concerns regarding the...  

08/04/2020 | /Romania/Serbia

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