Interviews

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

5421 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 01/12/2020. 586 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Sharunas Bartas • Director of In the Dusk

“This partisan movement is a very important story for the memory of our nation”

Sharunas Bartas • Director of In the Dusk

Cineuropa met up with Sharunas Bartas at San Sebastián to talk about In the Dusk, Soviet history, family, resistance and why having the correct breed of...  

23/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Maria Pirkkalainen • Head, Finnish Film Affair and Nordic Flair

“Some hybrid form of the Finnish Film Affair will certainly continue in the future, as it does bring opportunities”

Maria Pirkkalainen • Head, Finnish Film Affair and Nordic Flair

We had a chat with Maria Pirkkalainen, head of the Finnish Film Affair and Nordic Flair, to explore what’s new in the local industry and to find out about...  

23/09/2020 | /Finland

Julien Temple • Director of Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan

"You want to show an honest portrayal of how you feel the man is"

Julien Temple • Director of Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan

Cineuropa chatted to Julien Temple about his dazzling tribute to the frontman of The Pogues, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan  

23/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

“My character has no tools to fight against the fact that she is bored”

Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

We chatted to Suzanne Lindon about her New Directors-screened feature debut, Spring Blossom, also touching on the topics of love and boredom  

23/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Isabel Lamberti  • Director of Last Days of Spring

“That’s my way of finding my roots — through film”

Isabel Lamberti • Director of Last Days of Spring

We caught up with Isabel Lamberti to talk about her first full-length feature, Last Days of Spring, which centres on a group of people living in a shanty...  

23/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Reta Guetg • Head, ZFF Industry

“We try to generate a boost for the industry from Zurich”

Reta Guetg • Head, ZFF Industry

We chatted to Reta Guetg, head of the Zurich Film Festival’s ZFF Industry section, to find out more about the upcoming, physical version, which is inviting...  

23/09/2020 | Zurich 2020 | ZFF Industry

Régine Vial • Distributor, Les Films du Losange

“Human beings will always need films”

Régine Vial • Distributor, Les Films du Losange

We caught up with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at France’s Les Films du Losange, to discuss the history of the company and the situation of the market...  

22/09/2020 | /France

Danielle Arbid • Director of Simple Passion

"The audience needed to understand why this woman falls in love with this man"

Danielle Arbid • Director of Simple Passion

Danielle Arbid unscrambles Simple Passion, an adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s novel, awarded Cannes’ Official Selection label and unveiled in competition in...  

22/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Juan Cavestany • Director of An Optical Illusion

"Reality has lived up to my films"

Juan Cavestany • Director of An Optical Illusion

It proved impossible to have just your everyday chat with Juan Cavestany, a highly unconventional auteur who is presenting his latest film, An Optical...  

21/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

David Pérez Sañudo • Director of Ane is Missing

“The generation gap is something that fascinates me”

David Pérez Sañudo • Director of Ane is Missing

Basque director David Pérez’s début film, Ane is Missing, delves into motherhood, the intergenerational divide and (re-found) unity in the face of adversity  

21/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Pablo Agüero • Director of Akelarre

"I steered clear of period-film clichés"

Pablo Agüero • Director of Akelarre

Pablo Agüero talks to us about his new film, Akelarre, the chronicle of a witch hunt that took place centuries ago, but the repercussions of which can still...  

18/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Nacho Álvarez • Director of My Heart Goes Boom!

"This film is an homage to the Italian diva"

Nacho Álvarez • Director of My Heart Goes Boom!

Uruguay’s Nacho Álvarez makes his directorial debut with My Heart Goes Boom!, a musical produced by Spain and Italy, featuring the popular hits of pop star...  

18/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

Michael Stejskal • Distributor, FilmLaden

“We need better ways to find funding mechanisms which are a real help”

Michael Stejskal • Distributor, FilmLaden

We spoke to the managing director of Austrian distribution company FilmLaden, Michael Stejskal, about the complexities of the country’s market  

17/09/2020 | /Austria

Nicolas Maury • Director of My Best Part

"As Cocteau used to say: too much is just about enough for me"

Nicolas Maury • Director of My Best Part

Nicolas Maury discusses his transition to film direction via My Best Part, which was awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and has now been presented...  

17/09/2020 | Toronto 2020 | Industry Selects

Heleen Rouw  • Director, Cinekid Festival

“We try to see creativity as a superpower and aim to make room for the way children view the world”

Heleen Rouw • Director, Cinekid Festival

Cineuropa sat down with Cinekid new director Heleen Rouw to talk about the forthcoming edition in the context of the pandemic  

17/09/2020 | Cinekid 2020