Interviews

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

4879 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/01/2020. 580 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Jon Blåhed  • Director of Inland

"I enjoy being able to surprise the audience and hand them something they think they don’t want to be handed"

Jon Blåhed • Director of Inland

We spoke to Swedish helmer Jon Blåhed about his debut feature, Inland, which showcases the vast expanses of northern Sweden  

28/01/2020 | Göteborg 2020

Mladen Kovačević  • Director of Merry Christmas, Yiwu

"I wanted to make a film about the complexities of the real China"

Mladen Kovačević • Director of Merry Christmas, Yiwu

We chatted to Serbian filmmaker Mladen Kovačević, whose latest documentary, Merry Christmas, Yiwu, has just world-premiered in Rotterdam's Bright Future section  

28/01/2020 | IFFR 2020 | Bright Future

Maria Bäck  • Director of Psychosis in Stockholm

“You get used to navigating chaos”

Maria Bäck • Director of Psychosis in Stockholm

Cineuropa met up with Maria Bäck, the director of this year’s Göteborg opening film, Psychosis in Stockholm, as well as her baby boy, who joined her for the...  

28/01/2020 | Göteborg 2020

Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne • Directors of Working Girls

“We wanted to explore a female form of heroism”

Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne • Directors of Working Girls

We met with Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne to talk about their film Working Girls, selected in the IFFR  

27/01/2020 | IFFR 2020 | Voices Limelight

Susanne Kovács  • Director of It Takes a Family

“It takes a long time to be able to address trauma and how it influences everything”

Susanne Kovács • Director of It Takes a Family

We sat down with Danish director Susanne Kovács to discuss her first feature-length documentary, It Takes a Family, screening at Göteborg after its premiere...  

24/01/2020 | Göteborg 2020

Emir Kusturica  • Founder and director, Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

“Making a movie is similar to entering a casino”

Emir Kusturica • Founder and director, Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

We chatted to filmmaker Emir Kusturica about this year’s edition of his Kustendorf Film & Music Festival, a kind of winter film school for emerging talents  

24/01/2020 | Kustendorf 2020

Mira Fornay  • Director of Cook, F**k, Kill

“There is no logic in hurting someone you love”

Mira Fornay • Director of Cook, F**k, Kill

Cineuropa talked to Slovakian director Mira Fornay, who is about to show her third feature, Cook, F**k, Kill, at the IFFR  

23/01/2020 | IFFR 2020 | Voices

Filippo Meneghetti  • Director of Two of Us

“We all lie, all the time”

Filippo Meneghetti • Director of Two of Us

Cineuropa met up with director Filippo Meneghetti at Unifrance’s 22nd Rendez-vous with French Cinema to discuss Two of Us  

22/01/2020 | France/Luxembourg/Belgium

Janis Rafa  • Director of Kala azar

“Humans infect everything around them”

Janis Rafa • Director of Kala azar

Cineuropa caught up with Greek video artist-turned-director Janis Rafa, who is back at IFFR with her feature debut, Kala azar, following her short Requiem...  

21/01/2020 | IFFR 2020 | Tiger Competition

Harald Bergmann  • Director of Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece

“I had the urge to sketch a positive portrait of Greece and the Greeks”

Harald Bergmann • Director of Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece

We spoke to German director Harald Bergmann on the occasion of the world premiere of his documentary Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece at the Hellas Filmbox...  

17/01/2020 | Germany

Juan Rodrigáñez  • Director of Rights-of-Man

"We’re living in extremely conservative times"

Juan Rodrigáñez • Director of Rights-of-Man

Spaniard Juan Rodrigáñez is finally releasing his second feature, Rights-of-Man, in his home country after presenting it at festivals such as Gijón, Málaga,...  

16/01/2020 | Spain

Daniela Elstner • Managing director, UniFrance

"The variety of our films is wider than almost anywhere else in the world"

Daniela Elstner • Managing director, UniFrance

UniFrance’s new managing director, Daniela Elstner, examines the new challenges involved in promoting French cinema abroad in a rapidly changing...  

14/01/2020 | France

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

"You don’t need to be conventional to succeed"

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

We chatted with the director of the Solothurn Film Festival, Anita Hugi, about the strengths of a gathering which is so crucial to Swiss film  

13/01/2020 | Solothurn 2020

Dr Huw Jones  • Lecturer in Film, University of Southampton

"There’s a danger that documentaries will lose value in the eyes of audiences if they are only available on streaming platforms"

Dr Huw Jones • Lecturer in Film, University of Southampton

We talked to Dr Huw Jones, lecturer in Film at the University of Southampton, about how he developed Moving Docs’ survey on documentary audiences in Europe  

09/01/2020

Jonas Holmberg  • Artistic director, Göteborg Film Festival

“Finding amazing films directed by women has actually been the easiest bit”

Jonas Holmberg • Artistic director, Göteborg Film Festival

We chatted to the artistic director of the Göteborg Film Festival, Jonas Holmberg, to discuss plans for the gathering, both big and small  

09/01/2020 | Göteborg 2020