Interviews

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

6010 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 28/10/2021. 638 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Guido Lukoschek  • Head of International Office, Filmakademie Baden Württemberg

“The academy does not have any tenure-track teachers, but operates entirely with industry mentors”

Guido Lukoschek • Head of International Office, Filmakademie Baden Württemberg

Our conversation focused on the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the German film academy  

28/10/2021 | /Germany

Benito Zambrano  • Director of Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

“It’s therapeutic to cry in the cinema”

Benito Zambrano • Director of Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

The Andalusian director has adapted Cristina Campos’ book of the same name for the big screen, and the result has been world-premiered at the 66th...  

28/10/2021 | Seminci 2021

Christophe Hermans  • Director of The Hive

"Children’s bodies absorb their parents’ noise"

Christophe Hermans • Director of The Hive

We met with the Belgian filmmaker known for his documentaries, who presented his first feature-length fiction film: a thoroughly female huis clos  

28/10/2021 | Ghent 2021

Giuseppe Bonito  • Director of L’Arminuta

“L’Arminuta embodies the various dualities inhabiting this film; she represents an attempt to reconcile opposites”

Giuseppe Bonito • Director of L’Arminuta

The director offers a few insights on his third feature film, which was presented at the 16th Rome Film Fest and awarded the BNL Prize  

28/10/2021 | Rome 2021

Diana Cam Van Nguyen  • Director of Love, Dad

“Animation is a convenient tool for depicting fragile emotions”

Diana Cam Van Nguyen • Director of Love, Dad

We talked to the up-and-coming Czech-Vietnamese animator and director, whose latest short film keeps reaping awards on the festival circuit  

27/10/2021 | Jihlava 2021

Olivier Pairoux  • Director of SpaceBoy

“The cinema I loved as a child, I didn’t find it in Belgium”

Olivier Pairoux • Director of SpaceBoy

We talked to the Belgian filmmaker, who delivers with his feature debut a marked wink to the US family-friendly cinema of the 1980s  

27/10/2021 | Ghent 2021

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

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