Interviews

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

7665 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/07/2024. 585 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
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Paolo Sorrentino  • Director of The Hand of God

“It’s not my fault; this is how Naples looks”

Paolo Sorrentino • Director of The Hand of God

VENICE 2021: The Italian director shares some thoughts on his youthful memoir of Naples and the number of...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Paolo Sorrentino  • Director of The New Pope

“John Malkovich is the lay version of the Pope”

Paolo Sorrentino • Director of The New Pope

VENICE 2019: Paolo Sorrentino talks about returning to Rome, and Venice, for the second season of The...  

11/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Out of Competition

Europe and the US united in talent

Paolo Sorrentino & Sean Penn • Director/Actor

The Italian director and the US star joined their talents to make This Must Be The Place  

20/05/2011

Francesco Sossai • Director of Other Cannibals

“The idea was for the film not to enhance the beauty of the surroundings, but rather create the images as ruggedly as possible”

Francesco Sossai • Director of Other Cannibals

The Italian director mixes the topic of cannibalism with friendship and self-determination in his Black...  

29/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Matej Sotník  • Producer, guča films

“The ways in which documentaries reach their audiences are certainly not narrowing, but on the contrary, multiplying”

Matej Sotník • Producer, guča films

The Slovakian professional thinks a documentary producer has to be open to a high degree of organicity in...  

20/03/2024 | Emerging Producers 2024

Philip Sotnychenko • Director of La Palisiada

“Cinema is very often built on feelings, like music and poetry”

Philip Sotnychenko • Director of La Palisiada

The Ukrainian director breaks down his film about two old friends, a police detective and a forensic...  

03/02/2023 | IFFR 2023 | Tiger Competition

Lina Soualem  • Director of Bye Bye Tiberias

"I wanted these women to reclaim the sheer complexity of their journeys, their battles and also their contradictions"

Lina Soualem • Director of Bye Bye Tiberias

VENICE 2023: The director paints the portrait of four generations of Palestininan women who keep their...  

08/09/2023 | Venice 2023 | Giornate degli Autori

Lina Soualem  •​​ Director of Their Algeria

"I needed to break that silence"

Lina Soualem •​​ Director of Their Algeria

Lina Soualem tells us about her first feature film, the documentary Their Algeria, revealed and well...  

05/05/2020 | Visions du Réel 2020

Tiziana Soudani • Producer

"In Switzerland, production and filmmaking are going on and attention is being paid to quality"

Tiziana Soudani • Producer

After the great success in Cannes of The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher, Tiziana Soudani is getting ready to...  

13/06/2014

European Distributors Up Next! 2010 – Greece

Irini Souganidou • Distributor, Feelgood Entertainment

02/09/2010

Thierno Souleymane Diallo  • Director of The Cemetery of Cinema

“As people say, a tree without roots cannot grow; films are also parts of these roots”

Thierno Souleymane Diallo • Director of The Cemetery of Cinema

The Guinean filmmaker is determined to find a lost movie, 1953’s Mouramani - or maybe even his own childhood  

16/03/2023 | CPH:DOX 2023

"A French touch for the international market"

Aton Soumache • Producer

34 years old and founder of Onyx Films in 1996, Aton Soumache lives the producer’s life at break-neck speed  

07/03/2006

Gilles Sousa • Head of Sales, BAC Films

"Italian films are more appealing because they’re more realistic"

Gilles Sousa • Head of Sales, BAC Films

BAC films sold Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital all around the globe and the sales agency now has the Italian...  

04/07/2016

Interview

Barnaby Southcombe • Director

Barnaby Southcombe came to the Brussels Film Festival to present his new film I, Anna, which stars his own...  

“We just wanted to make a really dark film”

Radim Spacek • Director

Interview with a 36-year-old Czech director, a graduate of the famous FAMU Film School , who returns to...  

05/02/2010

An attentive and honest observation

Marina Spada • Director

13/11/2006

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