Interviews

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

4870 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 17/01/2020. 582 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Harald Bergmann  • Director of Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece

“I had the urge to sketch a positive portrait of Greece and the Greeks”

Harald Bergmann • Director of Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece

We spoke to German director Harald Bergmann on the occasion of the world premiere of his documentary Vorzeit – In Praise of Greece at the Hellas Filmbox...  

17/01/2020 | Germany

Juan Rodrigáñez  • Director of Rights-of-Man

"We’re living in extremely conservative times"

Juan Rodrigáñez • Director of Rights-of-Man

Spaniard Juan Rodrigáñez is finally releasing his second feature, Rights-of-Man, in his home country after presenting it at festivals such as Gijón, Málaga,...  

16/01/2020 | Spain

Daniela Elstner • Managing director, UniFrance

"The variety of our films is wider than almost anywhere else in the world"

Daniela Elstner • Managing director, UniFrance

UniFrance’s new managing director, Daniela Elstner, examines the new challenges involved in promoting French cinema abroad in a rapidly changing...  

14/01/2020 | France

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

"You don’t need to be conventional to succeed"

Anita Hugi • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

We chatted with the director of the Solothurn Film Festival, Anita Hugi, about the strengths of a gathering which is so crucial to Swiss film  

13/01/2020 | Solothurn 2020

Dr Huw Jones  • Lecturer in Film, University of Southampton

"There’s a danger that documentaries will lose value in the eyes of audiences if they are only available on streaming platforms"

Dr Huw Jones • Lecturer in Film, University of Southampton

We talked to Dr Huw Jones, lecturer in Film at the University of Southampton, about how he developed Moving Docs’ survey on documentary audiences in Europe  

09/01/2020

Jonas Holmberg  • Artistic director, Göteborg Film Festival

“Finding amazing films directed by women has actually been the easiest bit”

Jonas Holmberg • Artistic director, Göteborg Film Festival

We chatted to the artistic director of the Göteborg Film Festival, Jonas Holmberg, to discuss plans for the gathering, both big and small  

09/01/2020 | Göteborg 2020

Marija Stojnić  • Director of Speak So I Can See You

"Imagination and abstraction are as important as history and facts"

Marija Stojnić • Director of Speak So I Can See You

We spoke to Serbian filmmaker Marija Stojnić about her documentary Speak So I Can See You, centred on Radio Belgrade  

27/12/2019

Marcin Krzyształowicz • Director of Mister T.

“Who doesn’t want to be an anarchist?”

Marcin Krzyształowicz • Director of Mister T.

Cineuropa talked to Marcin Krzyształowicz, director of Mister T., already a subject of some controversy in its home country, Poland, where it is set to be...  

23/12/2019

Nathalie Biancheri • Director of Nocturnal

“Making this film was a constant heart attack”

Nathalie Biancheri • Director of Nocturnal

Cineuropa braved the snow to talk to director Nathalie Biancheri about Nocturnal at the Les Arcs Film Festival  

20/12/2019 | Les Arcs 2019

Biljana Tutorov • Founder and Head of Programme, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator

"CIRCLE creates a space of trust where you can share your doubts and fears with tutors and participants"

Biljana Tutorov • Founder and Head of Programme, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator

We met with Biljana Tutorov, founder and head of programme of Women Doc Accelerator, after the vibrant sophomore year of the initiative  

20/12/2019

Halina Reijn • Director of Instinct

“I want to provoke”

Halina Reijn • Director of Instinct

We chatted to Dutch first-time director Halina Reijn about her feature Instinct, screened in the main competition at the Les Arcs Film Festival  

20/12/2019 | Les Arcs 2019

Ekaterina Selenkina • Director of Figures in the Urban Landscape

“You can’t escape drugs, no matter where you go”

Ekaterina Selenkina • Director of Figures in the Urban Landscape

We met with the winner of Les Arcs' Eurimages Lab Project Award, Russian director Ekaterina Selenkina, to discuss her project Figures in the Urban Landscape  

18/12/2019 | Les Arcs 2019 | Industry Village

Régis Roinsard • Director of The Translators

“It’s important to play”

Régis Roinsard • Director of The Translators

We talked to Régis Roinsard, director (and magic aficionado) of the opening film of this year’s Les Arcs Film Festival, The Translators  

18/12/2019 | Les Arcs 2019

Frédéric Boyer  • Artistic director, Les Arcs Film Festival

"What’s important are new voices, new faces, the desire to create"

Frédéric Boyer • Artistic director, Les Arcs Film Festival

Frédéric Boyer, film selector at the Les Arcs Film Festival (whose 11th edition will run from 14-21 December 2019), explains the Work in Progress line-up  

13/12/2019 | Les Arcs 2019

Antony Root • Executive vice-president, HBO Europe

"HBO Europe is a bottom-up organisation"

Antony Root • Executive vice-president, HBO Europe

We met up with Antony Root, executive vice-president of HBO Europe, as he presented Isabel Coixet's Foodie Love at Brussels’ Are You Series? festival  

12/12/2019 | Are You Series 2019