Interviews

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

6004 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 22/10/2021. 638 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Branko Tomović  • Director of, and actor in, Vampir

"I've always been fascinated with vampire stories coming from Serbia"

Branko Tomović • Director of, and actor in, Vampir

The German-born actor of Serbian origin discusses his directorial feature debut, which world-premiered at Sitges and has started its theatrical distribution...  

22/10/2021 | Sitges 2021

Martyn Robertson  • Director of Ride the Wave

“You see Ben's parents in their most vulnerable state”

Martyn Robertson • Director of Ride the Wave

The Scottish filmmaker unpicks his documentary, which, while ostensibly a surf movie, is also a coming-of-age tale about 14-year-old Ben Larg  

22/10/2021 | London 2021

Rob Savage  • Director of Dashcam

“I think we need to be careful not to confuse the real Annie Hardy with the movie Annie Hardy”

Rob Savage • Director of Dashcam

The British director breaks down his film, starring a podcast host who comes to London to visit a friend and subsequently finds plenty of demons  

22/10/2021 | London 2021

Julien Paolini  • Director of The Raïs of Palermo

"It tells the story of the first non-Sicilian boss of the Cosa nostra"

Julien Paolini • Director of The Raïs of Palermo

We talked to the filmmaker, who is also co-director of production company La Réserve, to discuss his new project at the Cinemed Meetings  

22/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021 | Cinemed Meetings

Russell Owen  • Director of Shepherd

"There is no better magician than a good casting director"

Russell Owen • Director of Shepherd

The British director’s take on the same Welsh legend that inspired Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse gives the story a new, unique twist  

21/10/2021 | London 2021

Peter Middleton and James Spinney  • Directors of The Real Charlie Chaplin

“We were making the film during the #MeToo era, and of course, it looms large over everything”

Peter Middleton and James Spinney • Directors of The Real Charlie Chaplin

The directors of the acclaimed Notes on Blindness documentary and VR project talk about their new doc on the iconic British artist  

21/10/2021 | London 2021

Serge Lalou  • Producer of El portero

"I've never been afraid of the future"

Serge Lalou • Producer of El portero

Interview with the producer of Les Films d'Ici Méditerranée who talks about the Aurel project, on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings, but also about the...  

20/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021 | Cinemed Meetings

Pauline Seigland  • Producer of Lives of Hamid

"A spy movie with improvised spies"

Pauline Seigland • Producer of Lives of Hamid

Interview with the producer of the French company Films Grand Huit who talks about Jonathan Millet's project, on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings  

20/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021 | Cinemed Meetings

Nabil Ben Yadir  • Director of Animals

"To tell this radical story, an equally radical form was needed"

Nabil Ben Yadir • Director of Animals

A meeting with the Belgian filmmaker, who delivers with his fourth feature a film that plunges into the heart of the darkness of the human soul by probing a...  

20/10/2021 | Ghent 2021

Marc Irmer  • Producer of Aïcha

“Dolce Vita produces and co-produces films from all over the world”

Marc Irmer • Producer of Aïcha

Cineuropa met with the producer from Dolce Vita Films, who talked about the project by Mehdi M Barsaoui, during the Cinemed Meetings  

19/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021

Michał Krzywicki  • Director of The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash

“Once you decide to make a futuristic film, some familiar elements find their way in without you trying”

Michał Krzywicki • Director of The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash

We talked to the director of the rather ingeniously titled film originally pitched at Vilnius’ Meeting Point and freshly world-premiered at Warsaw  

19/10/2021 | Warsaw 2021

Maxime Roy  • Director of The Heroics

"In the struggle that the character goes through, there is also a lot of humour, life and solidarity"

Maxime Roy • Director of The Heroics

On the eve of its French release, Maxime Roy talks about his very intense first feature film, much appreciated at Cannes, in a special screening of the...  

19/10/2021 | /France

Michael Pearce  • Director of Encounter

“I wanted to explore that coming-of-age moment when you become a peer to your parent”

Michael Pearce • Director of Encounter

We talked to the British director about his film, which stars Riz Ahmed as a father determined to save his two sons from an alien invasion  

18/10/2021 | London 2021

Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta  • Director of El lodo

“This project started with the landscape”

Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta • Director of El lodo

The Spanish filmmaker has opened the 36th Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani with his second film, starring Raúl Arévalo and Paz Vega  

15/10/2021 | Valencia 2021

Christophe Leparc  • Director, Cinemed

"Festivals are an altogether different experience to streaming platforms"

Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

We met with the director of the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival in order to unearth the main aims of his 2021 edition  

15/10/2021 | Cinemed 2021

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