Interviews

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

6691 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 07/12/2022. 623 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Mona J Hoel • Director of Night

"I developed this story out of my own experience of domestic violence"

Mona J Hoel • Director of Night

The Norwegian director discusses her newest feature, which portrays the struggles of a married woman who is forced to travel to the faraway place where her...  

01/12/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

"The way out of revenge, of being hurt and feeling devastated, is forgiveness"

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

The Italian filmmaker talks about his first feature, which follows the journey through loss and suffering of a widow of a worker who died from an...  

01/12/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Carol Morley • Director of Typist Artist Pirate King

“It was impossible to make an ordinary film about such an extraordinary woman”

Carol Morley • Director of Typist Artist Pirate King

British artist Audrey Amiss was recognised only after her death, thanks to filmmaker Carol Morley, who made a movie about her and disclosed some interesting...  

01/12/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics’ Picks

Nikolaj Nikitin • Head programmer, Critics’ Picks, Tallinn Black Nights

“I believe in focused and high-quality curating with diverse representation”

Nikolaj Nikitin • Head programmer, Critics’ Picks, Tallinn Black Nights

We caught up with the head programmer of PÖFF’s brand-new strand dedicated to powerful and artistically outstanding works that might otherwise be overlooked  

01/12/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics’ Picks

Jean-François Le Corre • Producer, Vivement Lundi !

"The stop-motion revival is a global phenomenon"

Jean-François Le Corre • Producer, Vivement Lundi !

The head of the French company analyses the powerful comeback of stop-motion animation, to which Unifrance is dedicating a focus for the very first time...  

01/12/2022 | /France

Annamaria Scaramella • Director, Márgenes Festival

“Many of the sessions, both film and music, sold out; the festival is gaining new audiences, among them many young people”

Annamaria Scaramella • Director, Márgenes Festival

The festival director told us about the challenges of launching a new edition of Márgenes/Work and what the gathering’s objectives are for next year  

30/11/2022 | Márgenes 2022

Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me

"My lead character’s fate is a sort of metaphor for the revisionism of history in the Balkans, but also in Europe"

Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me

The Slovenian director talks about his fourth feature, a film about redemption and the relations between Slovenians and immigrants from other parts of...  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics' Picks

Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

"This story and these characters, who are forced to invent a completely new language, challenged me in my use of film language"

Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

The Albanian director discusses his film, which follows two identical deaf-mute twin brothers who discover they will also progressively and irreversibly...  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart

"This story is ultimately about friendship between two women"

Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart

The Israeli-born Dutch director talks about her film, a psychologically mercilessly tense tale about two dancers who understand each other without words  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Alicja Grawon-Jaksik • Producer, MTL Max Film

“I believe we can work on projects that have more commercial appeal on an international level and attract bigger audiences to cinemas”

Alicja Grawon-Jaksik • Producer, MTL Max Film

We had a chinwag with the producer, recently appointed vice-president of the established Polish production house, which for the past 30 years has mainly...  

30/11/2022 | /Poland

Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Hana Lasicová • Director and screenwriter of The Chambermaid

"Historical facts are all written by men, women are nonexistent in those history books"

Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Hana Lasicová • Director and screenwriter of The Chambermaid

We met the filmmakers after the premiere of their first joint work to learn about their inspiration for the story  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics' Picks

Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez • Directors of Upon Entry

“We tried to make the film feel as organic as possible, to make it grow from something inside of the characters”

Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez • Directors of Upon Entry

The intimate drama by the two Venezuelan directors based in Spain channels the fears of many migrants  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Titas Laucius • Director of Parade

“The Church is a static institution, and the film’s images reflect that”

Titas Laucius • Director of Parade

The Lithuanian director takes his protagonists on an odyssey through the structures of the Catholic Church  

30/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Dito Tsindsadze • Director of Roxy

“Correctness and loyalty could be damn immoral”

Dito Tsindsadze • Director of Roxy

We spoke to the Georgian filmmaker living in Germany about his amusing comedy which questions in a smart way the rectitude of civil orderliness and today’s...  

29/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics' Picks

Luca Ferrario • Director, Trentino Film Commission

“A producer’s biggest fear is having to bear additional costs, but this is often not justified”

Luca Ferrario • Director, Trentino Film Commission

At Tallinn, we met up with the Italian professional to talk through the initial results achieved by Green Film, and how the tool plans to expand its reach...  

29/11/2022 | Black Nights 2022 | Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

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