Interviews

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

4272 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/12/2018. 510 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Adam Price • Showrunner

"I dream of setting up a European version of Netflix to tell our stories"

Adam Price • Showrunner

We met up with Danish writer and showrunner Adam Price, creator of Borgen and Ride Upon a Storm and guest of honour at Brussels' Are You Series? festival  

17/12/2018

Ruben Östlund • Director

"European movie-theatre culture needs reviving"

Ruben Östlund • Director

Swedish director Ruben Östlund, jury president at the 10th Les Arcs Film Festival, talks European cinema, platforms and his latest project, The Triangle of...  

17/12/2018 | Les Arcs 2018

Jeffrey Chan  • Producer and distributor, Bona Film Group

“Successful films tell stories that the Chinese audience can relate to”

Jeffrey Chan • Producer and distributor, Bona Film Group

Bridging the Dragon met up with Jeffrey Chan, executive vice-president of Bona Film Group, one of the leading distribution and production companies in China  

17/12/2018

Ulla Simonen  • Producer of A Girl’s Room

"We can all relate to friendships turning into something completely different from what they were initially"

Ulla Simonen • Producer of A Girl’s Room

We chatted to producer Ulla Simonen, of Finnish outfit MADE, to find out more about A Girl’s Room, the winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development...  

17/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Industry

Cai Gongming  • Producer and distributor, Road Pictures

“The Chinese film industry is concentrating intensely on European content now”

Cai Gongming • Producer and distributor, Road Pictures

Road Pictures’ Cai Gongming chatted to us about the Chinese film market at the latest Bridging the Dragon event, which unspooled from 11-14 November in Beijing  

14/12/2018

Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti  • Directors of Sibel

“We had hard-working and talented producers, all working for the sake of the film”

Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti • Directors of Sibel

Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti, the directors of Sibel, talk to us about their feature, which scooped three awards, including the Cineuropa Prize,...  

14/12/2018 | Cinémamed 2018

Frédéric Boyer  • Artistic director, Les Arcs Film Festival

"Things change, as does distribution, and you have to evolve"

Frédéric Boyer • Artistic director, Les Arcs Film Festival

Frédéric Boyer, Les Arcs Film Festival selector (10th edition, 15 to 22 December), talks about the festival’s Work in Progress event  

14/12/2018 | Les Arcs 2018

Ralph Fiennes  • Director of The White Crow

“It was clear that if it were ever a film, it would be about the defection”

Ralph Fiennes • Director of The White Crow

As he prepares to be honoured at the European Film Awards, Ralph Fiennes talks about his Rudolf Nureyev film The White Crow, his third outing in the...  

14/12/2018 | European Film Awards 2018

Mia Hansen-Løve • Director of Maya

Vocation, addiction, love and duality

Mia Hansen-Løve • Director of Maya

Mia Hansen-Løve talks to Cineuropa about Maya, shot primarily in India, unveiled at Toronto and soon to be released in French cinemas  

13/12/2018

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin • Managing director, Les Arcs Film Festival

"The spirit of Les Arcs is to stand up for quality cinema and play an active part in the creative process"

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin • Managing director, Les Arcs Film Festival

Two days before the tenth Les Arcs Film Festival kicks off, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, the event’s managing director and co-founder, casts a glance at its...  

13/12/2018 | Les Arcs 2018

Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis • Producers, Heretic

"We try to create professional and artistic relationships that can last"

Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis • Producers, Heretic

Greek producers Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis talk to us about their work, for which they will receive the Eurimages Co-Production Award at...  

13/12/2018 | European Film Awards 2018

Vicente Alves do Ó • Director of Sunburn

"Creation comes from the sun, from the light, from joy"

Vicente Alves do Ó • Director of Sunburn

Portuguese director Vicente Alves do Ó talked to us about his latest film, Sunburn, world-premiered in competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  

12/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Competition

Siim Tamm • Director of Between Covers

"We had so little money that we were very restricted using it"

Siim Tamm • Director of Between Covers

We sat down with Estonian director Siim Tamm, who screened his film Between Covers in the Estonian Film Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights  

10/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Estonian Film Competition

Valeria Richter, Lena Thiele • TFL Audience Design Tutors

"Why Audience Design? Because we want films to be seen"

Valeria Richter, Lena Thiele • TFL Audience Design Tutors

Valeria Richter and Lena Thiele, TorinoFilmLab tutors, talk about Audience Design, their new book and strategies to attract audiences to cinemas  

05/12/2018 | Torino 2108 | Industry

Adrian Panek  • Director of Werewolf

“Horror has always been part of our culture, but now it’s on a different scale”

Adrian Panek • Director of Werewolf

We chatted to Polish director Adrian Panek about the making of his movie Werewolf, which won two awards at Tallinn Black Nights  

05/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Competition