Interviews

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

5991 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 15/10/2021. 635 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Juan Andrés Arango and Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto • Director and producer of Where the River Begins

“Stories have to have the ability to knock on the doors of viewers in any part of the world”

Juan Andrés Arango and Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto • Director and producer of Where the River Begins

We talked to the director and the producer of the Colombian project, which has taken home EFAD and CAACI’s DALE! Award from the tenth Europe-Latin America...  

27/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | San Sebastián Industry

Dragomir Sholev • Director of Fishbone

“What interests me is the escapist mentality that avoids dealing with the issues at stake, as well as looking for their solutions”

Dragomir Sholev • Director of Fishbone

We talked with the director about his new film and how its complex structure allows him to talk about Bulgarian society through metaphor  

27/09/2021 | Golden Rose 2021

Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

“The human aspect of the story always has to be there to attract me”

Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

The Norwegian filmmaker talked to Cineuropa about his new film and how it explores human dynamics within communities when bad news need to be shared  

27/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Special Presentations

Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

“Cinema allows us to show the ambiguities of journalists’ working methods”

Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

The French director spoke to Cineuropa about his competition film and revealed why you can learn a lot about the state from the way it deals with crime  

27/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Selman Nacar • Director of Between Two Dawns

“San Sebastián is the only place that could heal me as a filmmaker”

Selman Nacar • Director of Between Two Dawns

Cineuropa caught up with the Turkish director after the world premiere of his debut film, which last year won a couple of work-in-progress prizes at this...  

27/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Alejandro Amenábar • Director of La Fortuna

“Why can’t we go back to the emotions we felt at the cinema as children?”

Alejandro Amenábar • Director of La Fortuna

We chatted with the Spanish filmmaker about to take San Sebastián by storm with his first TV series, produced by Movistar+, inspired by a graphic novel and...  

24/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Out of Competition

Tea Lindeburg  • Director of As In Heaven

"There are still 300,000 women a year who die in childbirth"

Tea Lindeburg • Director of As In Heaven

The Danish director's feature debut centres on a teenage girl in the late 1800s who sees her dream of getting an education threatened when her mother goes...  

24/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Paco Plaza  • Director of The Grandmother

“Any director would aspire to wanting someone to walk out of their film at the movie theatre”

Paco Plaza • Director of The Grandmother

Horror comes pounding on the doors of San Sebastián with brute force in this film by the Spanish director, which was penned by Carlos Vermut, the winner of...  

24/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Claudia Llosa • Director of Fever Dream

“I hadn’t even reached the last page of the book and I was already saying to myself, “I have to meet this woman; I have to make this film”

Claudia Llosa • Director of Fever Dream

For the first time the Peruvian film maker has used someone else’s material for one of her projects, and she talked to us about it and plenty more  

24/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar  • Producers, Floréal Films

"There are partners now in the virtual reality microcosm"

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar • Producers, Floréal Films

Having triumphed two years in a row in Venice by way of their virtual reality works, the heads of Paris-based firm talk to us about trends and the sector’s...  

23/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Venice VR

Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us

“It’s an entirely unpremeditated, intuitive piece of filmmaking”

Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us

The Spanish filmmaker vies for the Golden Shell with this genre-defying feature, coaxed into life over the course of five years with the generous...  

23/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Rasmus Dinesen  • Director of Michelin Stars II – Nordic by Nature

“For me, it just seems natural to make documentaries about something I like”

Rasmus Dinesen • Director of Michelin Stars II – Nordic by Nature

Koks, one of the most remote Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, is the protagonist of the Danish helmer’s new documentary  

23/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Culinary Zinema

Manu Gómez  • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

“I don’t agree with Hitchcock”

Manu Gómez • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

The Basque filmmaker makes his debut with a feature film set in the tumultuous decade of the 80s, seen through the eyes of the child that he was back then  

23/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | RTVE Galas

Claire Simon • Director of I Want to Talk About Duras

“For women, who have been oppressed for centuries, it’s very difficult to speak out about their oppression”

Claire Simon • Director of I Want to Talk About Duras

Cineuropa talks with the French director about the nature of love, society’s obssesion with fame, and the limits between fiction and documentary  

22/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival

“Our main goal is to give a platform to independent filmmakers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia”

Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival

We took the opportunity to speak to the programmer of the Calvert Journal Film Festival about this year’s line-up, the gathering's side initiatives and its...  

22/09/2021 | /UK

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