Interviews

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

4236 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 19/11/2018. 505 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Marta Ribeiro and Joana Peralta  • Director and producer of Undergrown

“The main element that characterises the film are those youthful emotional impulses”

Marta Ribeiro and Joana Peralta • Director and producer of Undergrown

The winners of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at Thessaloniki, director Marta Ribeiro and producer Joana Peralta, discuss their project Undergrown with us  

19/11/2018 | Thessaloniki 2018 | Industry

Anna Odell  • Director of X&Y

“I have decided that art is more important than fear”

Anna Odell • Director of X&Y

We sat down with Swedish director Anna Odell to talk about how she explores gender identity in a limitless world between fiction and reality in X&Y  

16/11/2018 | Stockholm 2018

Frédéric Brillion  • President, Union of Film Producers

"There's no good or bad side"

Frédéric Brillion • President, Union of Film Producers

Producer Frédéric Brillion, president of France's Union of Film Producers, gives his point of view on the new agreement linking Canal+ to the French film...  

15/11/2018

Víctor Moreno  • Director of The Hidden City

"Going back to the roots of cinema by constructing with images and sound"

Víctor Moreno • Director of The Hidden City

Tenerife-born Víctor Moreno is in competition at Seville with The Hidden City, which takes us on a sensory and symphonic voyage down to the dark,...  

14/11/2018 | Seville 2018 | Competition

Orwa Nyrabia  • Artistic director, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

"During the process of watching the films, we started to see our world as it is today"

Orwa Nyrabia • Artistic director, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

We chatted to the IDFA’s new artistic director, Orwa Nyrabia, about how he curates the world’s largest documentary film festival  

14/11/2018 | IDFA 2018

Almudena Carracedo, Esther García  • Director and producer of The Silence of Others

"I hope this film will stir people’s consciences and help to stimulate dialogue"

Almudena Carracedo, Esther García • Director and producer of The Silence of Others

We spoke to co-director Almudena Carracedo and producer Esther García, two of the most important people behind The Silence of Others, which has been...  

14/11/2018 | Seville 2018 | Special Screenings

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo  • Director of Take It or Leave It

"Being a parent goes beyond the simple notions of being a mother or father"

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo • Director of Take It or Leave It

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo talks about her first feature film, Take It or Leave It, awarded at Arras and nominated to represent Estonia at the Oscars  

13/11/2018 | Arras 2018

Marjorie Bendeck  • Director, connecting cottbus

"Now the participants get their feedback before the pitches"

Marjorie Bendeck • Director, connecting cottbus

Marjorie Bendeck, the new director of coco, looks back on the 20th edition of the event, which has just taken place, and describes how she approached it  

13/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

Sven Taddicken  • Director of The Most Beautiful Couple

"Can we really forget the bad things people have done to us?"

Sven Taddicken • Director of The Most Beautiful Couple

German director Sven Taddicken talks about his dramatic thriller The Most Beautiful Couple, unveiled at Toronto and screened at Arras  

13/11/2018 | Arras 2018

Carmel Winters  • Director of Float Like a Butterfly

“Our idea of women needs to include our total capacity for action and leadership”

Carmel Winters • Director of Float Like a Butterfly

We met up with Carmel Winters as she opened the Cork Film Festival with Float Like a Butterfly, which won the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at Toronto  

13/11/2018

Darya Zhuk  • Director of Crystal Swan

"In Belarus, the idea of changing country to pursue a better life is still floating around"

Darya Zhuk • Director of Crystal Swan

We met Belarusian director Darya Zhuk at the Film Festival Cottbus, where her debut feature, Crystal Swan, was selected for the international competition  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Gustavo Sánchez  • Director of I Hate New York

“My film questions what is imposed on us by society”

Gustavo Sánchez • Director of I Hate New York

Gustavo Sánchez’s documentary I Hate New York, a portrait of four brave transexuals from the titular US city, has now reached Spanish movie theatres  

08/11/2018

Andrea Sedláčková  • Director of Backstage

"In reality, these talent shows are even worse than we described them; it's a really tough world"

Andrea Sedláčková • Director of Backstage

We chatted to Czech writer-director Andrea Sedláčková as the Film Festival Cottbus screened her new feature, Backstage  

08/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Vladimir Blazevski  • Director of Year of the Monkey

"Making a film with four co-production countries has its challenges but is a model which is vital"

Vladimir Blazevski • Director of Year of the Monkey

We spoke to Macedonian director Vladimir Blazevski as his movie Year of the Monkey was presented at the Film Festival Cottbus  

08/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Fiona Clark  • CEO, Cork Film Festival

"Our ambition is to make Cork the destination of choice for great storytelling on film"

Fiona Clark • CEO, Cork Film Festival

We spoke to Fiona Clark, producer and chief executive officer of Cork Film Festival, which is poised to celebrate its 63rd edition  

08/11/2018