Video interviews

Cineuropa's video interviews. Discover or re-discover interviews with directors, actors, producers, distributors and other European professionals. In this section, you can find our video interviews with the Shooting Stars and Producers on the Move, as selected by European Film Promotion.

1491 video interviews available in total starting from 30/08/2002. Last updated on 26/11/2020. 113 video interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

Oliver Rihs  • Director of Caged Birds

"We tell the story of these two opposite characters and their dream of freedom"

Oliver Rihs • Director of Caged Birds by Ana Stanic

Swiss filmmaker Oliver Rihs talks to us about his latest feature film, Caged Birds, which was screened in Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

Leonardo Antonio  • Director of Submission

"90% of the psychiatry hospital wing would be empty if we could address the problem of rape and prostitution in marriage"

Leonardo Antonio • Director of Submission by Ana Stanic

Portugal's Leonardo Antonio discusses his Black Nights-screened film Submission, about a woman who files a court case against her own husband for rape  

Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival

"Production companies from all over the world can submit their project in Apulia if they want to do something in the region"

Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival by Ana Stanic

We had a chat with Alberto La Monica, director of the Lecce European Film Festival, about its recent edition and what the Italian region in which it takes...  

Jonas Kærup Hjort • Director of The Penultimate

"I wanted the main character to guide us trough existential questions of life"

Jonas Kærup Hjort • Director of The Penultimate by Ana Stanic

We chatted with Danish filmmaker Jonas Kærup Hjort, who is screening his convoluted and surreal debut feature The Penultimate at Tallinn's Black Nights Film...  

Bruce LaBruce • Director of Saint-Narcisse

"I wanted to point out how ridiculous and extreme narcissism has become now"

Bruce LaBruce • Director of Saint-Narcisse by Vittoria Scarpa, Mazzino Montinari

VENICE 2020: Bruce LaBruce returns to the Giornate degli Autori with Saint-Narcisse, in which the sacred and the blasphemous collide, redefining the...  

Simone Marcelli • Director of Occident Express

"The challenge was to successfully talk the language of the moving image, rather than that of the theatre"

Simone Marcelli • Director of Occident Express by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Simone Marcelli talks to us about his film Occident Express, which features footage of the stage play of the same name written by Stefano Massini  

Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza • Director of Samp

"The task was to totally rip up the script and obliterate the set"

Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza • Director of Samp by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Artists and stage performers Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza present their new cinematic work, Samp, in the Giornate degli Autori  

Luca Ciriello  • Director of Quaranta cavalli

"I wanted to depict a whole world that revolves around water"

Luca Ciriello • Director of Quaranta cavalli by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Quaranta cavalli is the short film that scooped the Laguna Sud Award of the residency organised by Za-Lab and the Giornate degli Autori. We...  

Serena Vittorini  • Director of En ce moment

"In the static nature of the moment, I felt the need to depict the relationship dynamics that were arising between us"

Serena Vittorini • Director of En ce moment by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Visual artist Serena Vittorini talks about her short film En ce moment, shot during the lockdown, and presented in the Giornate degli Autori's...  

Elisabetta Sgarbi • Director of Extraliscio - Punk da balera

"A sign of rupture and freedom within a pre-existing model"

Elisabetta Sgarbi • Director of Extraliscio - Punk da balera by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Director and publisher Elisabetta Sgarbi talkes about her documentary, Extraliscio - Punk da balera, dedicated to the legendary Italian band  

Rodrigo Sepúlveda • Director of My Tender Matador

"From the very first moment, you realise that this love story will end up as a tragedy"

Rodrigo Sepúlveda • Director of My Tender Matador by Vittoria Scarpa, Mazzino Montinari

VENICE 2020: Rodrigo Sepúlveda talks to us about My Tender Matador, which tells a gay love story set in Pinochet-era Chile  

Li Dongmei • Director of Mama

"My intention was to make a film in a documentary style so that the emotions would be true"

Li Dongmei • Director of Mama by Vittoria Scarpa, Mazzino Montinari

VENICE 2020: Chinese director Li Dongmei talks about her feature debut, Mama, in which she travels back in time, telling a painful family story  

Ameen Nayfeh • Director of 200 Meters

"I wanted to create a film that reflects the political situation, but also one that's entertaining"

Ameen Nayfeh • Director of 200 Meters by Vittoria Scarpa, Mazzino Montinari

VENICE 2020: Ameen Nayfeh talks about his feature debut, 200 Meters, a film that tells of the harsh lives of Palestinians divided by a wall  

Doriana Monaco • Director of Agalma

"At the core of my story is the statue, which manages to express itself without the need to resort to a caption"

Doriana Monaco • Director of Agalma by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Director Doriana Monaco documents daily life in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in her medium-length film Agalma  

Tadhg O'Sullivan • Director of To The Moon

"The moon is something we share in space and time, a powerful symbol of universality"

Tadhg O'Sullivan • Director of To The Moon by Vittoria Scarpa

VENICE 2020: Irish artist and filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan talks to us about To the Moon, a documentary made up of archive material and original footage shot...  

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