Interviews

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

6585 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 24/09/2022. 615 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Manuel Abramovich • Director of Pornomelancolía

“I don't have any fixed work method; I question myself all the time”

Manuel Abramovich • Director of Pornomelancolía

We interviewed the Argentinian director nominated for the Golden Shell for a film that, beyond all the controversy, is an interesting shake-up of...  

23/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Competition

Marco Martins • Director of Great Yarmouth: Provisional Figures

“The film is named after the city because the entire city is sick”

Marco Martins • Director of Great Yarmouth: Provisional Figures

The director tells us about his atmospheric film, centred on Portuguese workers in the titular, economically depressed English seaside town  

23/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Competition

Bruno Santamaría Razo and Guillermo Ortiz Aparicio • Director and producer of Six Months in the Pink and Blue Building

“All of us, beneath what we project to others, are hiding something”

Bruno Santamaría Razo and Guillermo Ortiz Aparicio • Director and producer of Six Months in the Pink and Blue Building

We chatted to the director and producer of the Mexican title that took home the Best Project Award and the DALE! Award from the Europe-Latin America...  

22/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | San Sebastián Industry

Fernando Franco and Koldo Zuazua • Director and producer of The Rite of Spring

"We dance well together; we complement each other perfectly"

Fernando Franco and Koldo Zuazua • Director and producer of The Rite of Spring

We get to talk with the two experienced professionals, who with this film complete their third collaboration together  

22/09/2022 | San Sebastian 2022 | Competition

María Peña Mateos • Chief executive officer, ICEX/Animation from Spain

“With Latin America, we share our culture, our language and many other things, but of course, Europe remains our natural market”

María Peña Mateos • Chief executive officer, ICEX/Animation from Spain

Our chat focused on ICEX and Animation from Spain’s activities at this year’s Cartoon Forum and the benefits of producing animated projects in the Iberian...  

22/09/2022 | Cartoon 2022 | Cartoon Forum

Frelle Petersen and Jette Søndergaard • Director of and actress in Forever

“You eventually have to reinvent yourself as a family, and you cannot know in advance how other family members are going to react”

Frelle Petersen and Jette Søndergaard • Director of and actress in Forever

Cineuropa talked to the Danish director and his lead actress about this film centred on the slow reconstruction of a grieving family  

22/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Competition

Rocío Mesa • Director of Tobacco Barns

“I’m rural and psychedelic”

Rocío Mesa • Director of Tobacco Barns

In her first fiction feature, the filmmaker recreates her childhood and adolescence in southern Spain, armed with a dreamlike/fantasy style and...  

22/09/2022 | San Sebastian 2022 | New Directors

Jaime Rosales • Director of Wild Flowers

"There is something so attractive about meeting someone who is untamed"

Jaime Rosales • Director of Wild Flowers

The Catalan filmmaker competes for the Golden Shell with his seventh feature film, a three-part chronicle of the sentimental experience of a young single mother  

21/09/2022 | San Sebastian 2022 | Competition

Christophe Honoré • Director of Winter Boy

"I wanted to focus on emotions, on feelings"

Christophe Honoré • Director of Winter Boy

The French filmmaker is returning with a poignant and highly accomplished work, formally speaking, with deeply personal roots and revolving around a...  

21/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Competition

Carlota Pereda • Director of Piggy

“I wish to condemn normalised and institutionalised violence”

Carlota Pereda • Director of Piggy

After premiering at Sundance, and prior to its screening at Sitges, the filmmaker’s brutal and bloody feature debut gets a berth in San Sebastián’s most...  

21/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Pilar Palomero • Director of La maternal

“It’s painful to see such a young girl experiencing something which isn’t suited to her age”

Pilar Palomero • Director of La maternal

The Spanish director presents her second film after the award-winning work Schoolgirls, this time revolving around the issue of teenage pregnancies  

20/09/2022 | San Sebastian 2022 | Competition

David Preute • Director of Rogue Trader

"We shot in English for marketing reasons, but also because it makes sense in terms of content"

David Preute • Director of Rogue Trader

The German director talks to us about his first feature film, which he dedicated to the world of finance  

20/09/2022 | /Germany

Luis De Filippis • Director of Something You Said Last Night

“To me, this is the power of cinema – to transmute another’s experiences and see yourself in their struggles and victories”

Luis De Filippis • Director of Something You Said Last Night

The Canadian-Italian filmmaker spoke to us about her fight for a more inclusive world and the potential ability of cinema to change social stereotypes  

20/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Discovery

Petr Vaclav • Director of Il Boemo

“This Icarian story of a rise and fall excited me”

Petr Vaclav • Director of Il Boemo

Cineuropa talked to the Czech director about his biggest film to date and about the origins of this period drama that resurrects music that has not been...  

19/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Competition

Basil Khalil • Director of A Gaza Weekend

“I think with comedy, you can reach people who wouldn't otherwise want to hear stories from a place with such tough issues”

Basil Khalil • Director of A Gaza Weekend

In his first feature, the London-based Palestinian director parodies the situation in Gaza by crafting a satirical and irreverent comedy  

19/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Discovery

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