Interviews

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

5371 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 30/10/2020. 576 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Jan Gogola Jr • Director of Eternal Jožo

“This film shows that even in our broken society, we can still talk to each other”

Jan Gogola Jr • Director of Eternal Jožo

We talked to the director of Eternal Jožo, Jan Gogola Jr, about finding a spiritual side to a pop star  

30/10/2020 | Jihlava 2020

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

“A cinema ticket is cheaper than a therapy session”

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

Stefan Bradea, co-founder and international acquisitions manager at Romania’s Bad Unicorn, discusses the country’s past and present distribution market  

29/10/2020 | /Romania

Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

"It’s never too late to get passionate about things"

Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

Isabel Coixet opened the Seminci in Valladolid with It Snows in Benidorm, her latest film, produced by the Almodóvar brothers, which unfolds in the titular...  

28/10/2020 | Seminci 2020

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

“Poland needs a cinema recovery plan to compensate for box-office losses”

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

Marek Bień, distributor at Gutek Film, tells us about the situation of the Polish distribution market during the Covid challenge  

27/10/2020 | /Poland

Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

“Central and Eastern European films are connected by political reflection much more than other movies are”

Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Director of the Ji.hlava IDFF Marek Hovorka talks to Cineuropa about the special digital edition, and how the current situation is affecting domestic and...  

27/10/2020 | Jihlava 2020

Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

"I grew up in a mixed-race family and didn't really know where I fitted into society"

Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

Cineuropa met up with Aleem Khan to talk about his debut feature, After Love, awarded the Cannes label earlier this year  

27/10/2020 | Rome 2020

Milcho Manchevski • Director of Willow

"I go with my intuition, and try to listen to the voice of the characters and the story"

Milcho Manchevski • Director of Willow

Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski chats to us about his latest feature, Willow, his approach and the most prevalent themes in his career  

26/10/2020 | CinÉast 2020

Miguel Ribeiro • Co-director, Doclisboa

"We felt like we could contribute with this idea of rebuilding a community of cinemagoers"

Miguel Ribeiro • Co-director, Doclisboa

We caught up with Doclisboa co-director Miguel Ribeiro to discuss the radical change it has made to its structure in the face of the pandemic  

26/10/2020 | Doclisboa 2020

Brigid O'Shea • Head of DOK Industry

"I don't want to go back to where we were in 2019"

Brigid O'Shea • Head of DOK Industry

Head of DOK Industry Brigid O'Shea tells us how her team has translated its activities to the online environment and how the current crisis can provide...  

23/10/2020 | DOK Leipzig 2020 | DOK Industry

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

“We feel a huge responsibility towards the filmmakers because now, more than ever, we need to exchange ideas”

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

We spoke to Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal, respectively head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager, about the main changes for this...  

23/10/2020 | IDFA 2020 | IDFA for Professionals

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

“The good part of this situation is that we have the luxury of time”

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

We talked to Alaa Karkouti, CEO and co-founder of MAD Solutions and co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center, about some aspects of the Arab film market  

22/10/2020 | /Egypt

Maria Karagiannaki • Producer of Anti

"It’s not just historical because the entire story could easily be replicated today"

Maria Karagiannaki • Producer of Anti

We met with Greek producer Maria Karagiannaki of Chase The Cut, who spoke about Vassilis Kalamakis’ project Anti on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings  

21/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020 | Cinemed Meetings

Marco Amenta • Director of Anna

"What interested me was the story of a woman fighting against powers stronger than she is"

Marco Amenta • Director of Anna

Cineuropa met with Italian director Marco Amenta to talk about his project Anna, produced by Eurofilm and co-produced by Mact Productions, during the...  

21/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020 | Cinemed Meetings

Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

“Our main focus needs to be on strengthening the connection between the film and its audience”

Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

We talked to Bernd Buder, the programme director of FilmFestival Cottbus, about this year's hybrid, or rather “dual”, edition  

21/10/2020 | Cottbus 2020

Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

“I’m a self-taught director; my university was the cinema”

Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

We talked to Maciej Bochniak about his Polish-set western Magnesia, which stars Dawid Ogrodnik and Mateusz Kościukiewicz, among others  

21/10/2020 | Warsaw 2020

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