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.

1383 video interviews available in total starting from 30/08/2002. Last updated on 22/01/2020. 124 video interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

Rene Pannevis • Director of Looted

"I wanted to portrait a personal experience of growing up in the world of petty crimes as I remember it"

Rene Pannevis • Director of Looted

Dutch-born, London-based filmmaker Rene Pannevis world-premiered Looted in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival - and he...  

Hossein Pourseifi • Director of Tomorrow We Are Free

"All I had is the memories of the family, telling me the story 30 years later"

Hossein Pourseifi • Director of Tomorrow We Are Free

We talked to Iranian-born, Germany-based director Hossein Pourseifi, who presented Tomorrow We Are Free in the First Feature Competition of Tallinn's Black...  

Fatos Berisha • Director of The Flying Circus

"This is my personal story, I struggled to distance myself from it"

Fatos Berisha • Director of The Flying Circus

Kosovo's Fatos Berisha has discussed his latest feature The Flying Circus with us at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival, where it competed for the Grand...  

Ulrich Thomsen, Ewen Bremner • Director and actor of Gutterbee

"Religion, racism and fear of each other are ruining human relationships"

Ulrich Thomsen, Ewen Bremner • Director and actor of Gutterbee

We interviewed Danish actor-turned-director Ulrich Thomsen, who presented his feature Gutterbee in competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival,...  

Zoltán Nagy • Director of On the Quiet

"The main core of a good director-actor relationship is trust"

Zoltán Nagy • Director of On the Quiet

Hungarian filmmaker Zoltán Nagy talked to us about his first feature On the Quiet, screening in the First Feature Competition of Tallinn's Black Nights Film...  

Jure Pavlović • Director of Mater

"As a director you should never underestimate your audience by revealing everything"

Jure Pavlović • Director of Mater

Croatian director Jure Pavlović talks to us about his debut feature, Mater, world-premiering in the First Feature Competition of Tallinn's Black Nights  

Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban • Director and actress of Gipsy Queen

"This is a film about motherhood in the first place, then about being Roma, and in the end about boxing"

Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban • Director and actress of Gipsy Queen

We have met up with Hüseyin Tabak and Alina Serban, director and actress of Gipsy Queen, a German-Austrian co-production selected in Competition at...  

Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma, Atanas Georgiev, Branislav Nikolov, Atidze Muratova • Crew of Honeyland

"The message in Honeyland has an existential root"

Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma, Atanas Georgiev, Branislav Nikolov, Atidze Muratova • Crew of Honeyland

We present an extensive interview with the directors, crew and incredible protagonist of the documentary hit Honeyland, made at MakeDox Film Festival by our...  

Leilani Farha • UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, protagonist of Push

"What is happening is a violation of human rights"

Leilani Farha • UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, protagonist of Push

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha talks about her participation in Swedish documentary Push, directed by Fredrik Gertten (2 video interviews available)  

P David Ebersole, Todd Hughes • Directors of House of Cardin

"Pierre Cardin is not an enigma, he's very open, consistent and authentic"

P David Ebersole, Todd Hughes • Directors of House of Cardin

VENICE 2019: American directorial duo P David Ebersole and Todd Hughes talked to us about their documentary House of Cardin, presented in the Giornate degli...  

Isabel Sandoval, Eamon Farren • Actress-director and actor in Lingua Franca

"The story is not autobiographical, but the issue is very topical and needed to be told"

Isabel Sandoval, Eamon Farren • Actress-director and actor in Lingua Franca

VENICE 2019: Actress-director Isabel Sandoval talks to us about her third feature, Lingua Franca, together with her co-lead, Eamon Farren, in the Giornate...  

Costanza Quatriglio • Director, artistic director and educational coordinator at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Palermo

“We’re calling on children to question the relationship that each of them has with the world”

Costanza Quatriglio • Director, artistic director and educational coordinator at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Palermo

VENICE 2019: During the Giornate degli Autori, we spoke to director Costanza Quatriglio about the CSC's Documentary Film Course, which she herself directs  

Bartabas • Director of Time of the Untamed

"It’s a sort of coming-of-age trip through my own work"

Bartabas • Director of Time of the Untamed

VENICE 2019: We spoke to Bartabas, the man behind Time of the Untamed, chosen as the closing film of the Giornate degli Autori  

Joe Odagiri • Director of They Say Nothing Stays the Same

"The bridge is useful for people, but like that a beautiful culture is going to disappear"

Joe Odagiri • Director of They Say Nothing Stays the Same

VENICE 2019: Japanese star Joe Odagiri presents his feature-length directorial debut, They Say Nothing Stays the Same, in the Giornate degli Autori  

Tomaso Pessina  • Director of Emilio Vedova. Dalla parte del naufragio

“A painterly hallmark that constituted the hallmark of that entire era”

Tomaso Pessina • Director of Emilio Vedova. Dalla parte del naufragio

VENICE 2019: Italian director Tomaso Pessina talks to us about his documentary Emilio Vedova. Dalla parte del naufragio, presented in Giornate degli Autori