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. 590 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Niklaus Hilber  • Director of Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser

“I am a filmmaker – I try to create myths”

Niklaus Hilber • Director of Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser

Cineuropa met up with Niklaus Hilber, the director of this year’s Zurich opening film, Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser  

30/09/2019 | Zurich 2019

Laura Baumeister  • Director of Daughter of Rage

“This will be the first fiction film directed by a Nicaraguan woman”

Laura Baumeister • Director of Daughter of Rage

We interviewed Nicaraguan director Laura Baumeister, who has just been awarded the EFADs–CAACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant in San Sebastián for...  

30/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | San Sebastián Industry

Marco Kreuzpaintner • Director of The Collini Case

“Thinking ahead – I think that’s healthy”

Marco Kreuzpaintner • Director of The Collini Case

German Films met up with Marco Kreuzpaintner to look back on his career while he prepares a bunch of international releases of his latest film, The Collini Case  

29/09/2019

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo  • Director of Seventeen

“Animals make us better people”

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo • Director of Seventeen

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo’s road movie Seventeen is the first Spanish Netflix film to take part in the Official Section of the San Sebastián Film Festival and...  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Out of Competition

Malgorzata Szumowska  • Director of The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb is a little bit weird”

Malgorzata Szumowska • Director of The Other Lamb

Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska chatted to Cineuropa about her new film, The Other Lamb, which is playing in competition at the San Sebastián and...  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Belén Funes  • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

"Making a film is about improvising"

Belén Funes • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

Feature film newcomer Belén Funes battled it out for the Golden Shell in San Sebastián with A Thief’s Daughter, a drama focused on a young mother faced with...  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Svetla Tsotsorkova  • Director of Sister

“It was easy to be real because everything we show is real; we just had to film it”

Svetla Tsotsorkova • Director of Sister

Sister, the sophomore film by Bulgaria’s Svetla Tsotsorkova, is a solid step forward in her interesting career; it is currently taking part in the New...  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Gonçalo Waddington  • Director of Patrick

“What is absent is usually present because of that very absence”

Gonçalo Waddington • Director of Patrick

We met up with Portuguese actor-turned-director Gonçalo Waddington, who is competing for San Sebastián’s Golden Shell with his first feature, Patrick  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Delphine Lehericey • Director of Beyond the Horizon

“The questions the film poses in 1976 are reminiscent of those still asked by women today”

Delphine Lehericey • Director of Beyond the Horizon

We met with Delphine Lehericey as she presented her new film, Beyond the Horizon , in a world premiere within the New Directors line-up of the San Sebastián...  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Juan Sebastián Torales  • Director of Almamula

“Everybody has felt misunderstood at some point in their lives”

Juan Sebastián Torales • Director of Almamula

Cineuropa caught up with Argentinian filmmaker Juan Sebastián Torales, now settled in France, whose first full-length feature, Almamula, has just earned him...  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | San Sebastián Industry

Miguel Ángel Jiménez  • Director of Window to the Sea

“Fiction can be a salve, and it can bring us back to ourselves”

Miguel Ángel Jiménez • Director of Window to the Sea

Spanish filmmaker Miguel Ángel Jiménez gives us the backstory to his new film, Window to the Sea — a co-production between Spain and Greece starring Emma...  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019

Nicole Gillet • General Delegate, Namur International French-Language Film Festival

"It’s flattering to see such a vast range of personalities taking an interest in the Namur Film Festival"

Nicole Gillet • General Delegate, Namur International French-Language Film Festival

Cinergie met with Nicole Gillet, the general delegate of the Namur International French-Language Film Festival, to talk about the 34th edition of the event  

25/09/2019 | Namur 2019

Maider Fernández Iriarte  • Director of Jordi's Letters

“When you make a film about people with disabilities, it can cause a certain discomfort”

Maider Fernández Iriarte • Director of Jordi's Letters

Maider Fernández Iriarte presents her brave and moving debut, Jordi's Letters, in the New Directors section at the San Sebastián International Film Festival  

25/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Metod Pevec • Director of I Am Frank

“The European left is unsure of leftist thought and embarrassed about its own, Marxist, roots”

Metod Pevec • Director of I Am Frank

We chatted to Metod Pevec, one of the leading voices from the first generation of filmmakers who emerged after Slovenia gained its independence, about his...  

25/09/2019

Fyzal Boulifa • Director of Lynn + Lucy

“Lynn's tragedy is that she finds self-esteem and an identity in the worst possible place”

Fyzal Boulifa • Director of Lynn + Lucy

British filmmaker Fyzal Boulifa impresses with his first feature, Lynn + Lucy, with which he is competing in the New Directors section of San Sebastián  

25/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors