Interviews

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

4413 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/04/2019. 518 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Dragomir Sholev • Director of The Pig

“When you leave school, you realise that aggression is everywhere”

Dragomir Sholev • Director of The Pig

Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev talks to us about his second feature film, The Pig, which was screened in competition at the 20th Lecce European Film...  

17/04/2019 | Lecce 2019

Laura Luchetti • Director of Twin Flower

“There’s no better way of expressing immense pain than through silence”

Laura Luchetti • Director of Twin Flower

We met with director Laura Luchetti at the 20th Lecce European Film Festival, where her film Twin Flower enjoyed a special event screening  

15/04/2019 | Lecce 2019

Francesco Rizzi • Director of Cronofobia

“For me, there has to be some kind of meaning behind a film’s mise en scène”

Francesco Rizzi • Director of Cronofobia

We chatted with Francesco Rizzi about his first feature film, Cronofobia, at the Lecce European Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award and the...  

15/04/2019 | Lecce 2019

Mikko Aromaa  • Director, Night Visions

“It’s not just horror, horror, horror”

Mikko Aromaa • Director, Night Visions

With the spring edition of Helsinki’s Night Visions finally here, Cineuropa talks to festival director Mikko Aromaa about the biggest genre-focused film...  

11/04/2019

Richard Billingham  • Director of Ray & Liz

“I see this film a little bit as a love story”

Richard Billingham • Director of Ray & Liz

Cineuropa talked to Turner Prize-nominated artist Richard Billingham about his feature Ray & Liz, crowned Best European Debut at the 24th Vilnius Film Festival  

10/04/2019 | Vilnius 2019

Aistė Žegulytė  • Director of Animus Animalis

“We all have this desire to look the beast right in the eye”

Aistė Žegulytė • Director of Animus Animalis

Cineuropa talked to Lithuanian director Aistė Žegulytė about her debut feature-length documentary, Animus Animalis, winner of the Cineuropa Prize at the...  

08/04/2019 | Vilnius 2019

Chen Lizhi  • Producer, Spire Media

“I don’t think there is a single topic or genre that you can’t realise in China”

Chen Lizhi • Producer, Spire Media

Bridging the Dragon met up with Chen Lizhi, producer at Chinese outfit Spire Media, which was an associate producer on Zhang Yimou’s Shadow  

03/04/2019

Ben Stassen • Director of The Queen’s Corgi

“As soon as we announce another project in production, it’s as good as sold in 50 to 60 countries”

Ben Stassen • Director of The Queen’s Corgi

We met up with producer and director Ben Stassen, a pioneer of 3D who’s bringing out his 9th feature film, The Queen’s Corgi  

02/04/2019

Pieter-Jan de Pue and Vincent Metzinger  • Director and producer of Four Brothers

“I am not saying it will be a humorous film, but we do need some lightness in a deep, sad story”

Pieter-Jan de Pue and Vincent Metzinger • Director and producer of Four Brothers

Cineuropa talked to Pieter-Jan de Pue and Vincent Metzinger after they accepted the Eurimages Co-Production Award at this year’s CPH:FORUM for the...  

29/03/2019 | CPH:DOX 2019 | CPH:FORUM

Larry Bass  • CEO, ShinAwiL

“We will invest in strong local stories but produce them for an international audience”

Larry Bass • CEO, ShinAwiL

Cineuropa talked to Larry Bass, CEO of Irish production company ShinAwiL, about the launch of the company’s Drama division, its new TV series and its...  

29/03/2019 | Séries Mania 2019

Bastian Günther • Director of Once Again

“Film doesn’t stop at a national border”

Bastian Günther • Director of Once Again

German Films chatted to Westerwald-born director Bastian Günther, who’s in post-production with his fourth feature film, Once Again  

29/03/2019

Juraj Šlauka  • Director of PUNK NEVER ENDS!

“To a certain degree, I consider my film to be a parody of social drama”

Juraj Šlauka • Director of PUNK NEVER ENDS!

Slovakian scriptwriter Juraj Šlauka talks to Cineuropa about his directorial debut, PUNK NEVER ENDS!, which was made under truly “DIY” conditions  

28/03/2019 | Febiofest 2019

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška  • Directors of The Children of the Dead

“We try to be impractical and idealistic for as long as possible during the process”

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška • Directors of The Children of the Dead

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška talk about their feature The Children of the Dead, which celebrated its Austrian premiere at the Diagonale last week  

27/03/2019 | Diagonale 2019

Ingelore König • Producer, Grown Up Films

"Why should a female director not make a zombie film?"

Ingelore König • Producer, Grown Up Films

German Films chatted with Ingelore König, producer for Grown Up Films, to discuss her latest works, Paula and Ever After, and her upcoming projects  

26/03/2019

Nikolaus Geyrhalter  • Director of Earth

"Earth can be regarded as a description of the state of things, but also as a fundamental critique of civilisation"

Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Director of Earth

Nikolaus Geyrhalter talks about his most recent documentary, Earth, which screened at the Diagonale after competing in the Forum section of this year’s...  

26/03/2019 | Diagonale 2019