Interviews

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

5363 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/10/2020. 573 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn • Creators of Red Light

“The empty expressions on their faces, the women cleaning the pole with a spray: there’s nothing sexy about it”

Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn • Creators of Red Light

We caught up with Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn, creators of and actresses in the Belgian-Dutch series Red Light, screened at Canneseries  

14/10/2020 | /Belgium/Netherlands

Alise Ģelze • Curator, Magnetic Series

“Over the last five years, the production of foreign films in Latvia has grown rapidly”

Alise Ģelze • Curator, Magnetic Series

We had the chance to speak to Alise Ģelze, curator of Magnetic Series, a brand-new international pitching and networking event taking place during this...  

14/10/2020 | /Latvia

Gaetano Maiorino  • Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions, True Colours

“We’ve filled a void and given value to Italian films on international markets”

Gaetano Maiorino • Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions, True Colours

On the occasion of the MIA’s opening, we spoke with Gaetano Maiorino about how True Colours has managed to enhance the value of its line-up on international...  

14/10/2020 | /Italy

Laurent Lafitte • Director of The Origin of the World

"It was an opportunity to talk about a lot of things, with the distance afforded by comedy"

Laurent Lafitte • Director of The Origin of the World

Cineuropa met up with Laurent Lafitte whose first feature as a director, The Origin of the World, premiered last week at the Namur International...  

13/10/2020 | Namur 2020

Damian Mc Carthy  • Director of Caveat

“I wanted Caveat to look like an old ghost story”

Damian Mc Carthy • Director of Caveat

We talked to Damian Mc Carthy, the director of the UK production Caveat, which opened the IndieCork Film Festival  

13/10/2020 | IndieCork 2020

Rafael Cabrera • General coordinator, Madrid Film

“The light in Madrid has a magic to it”

Rafael Cabrera • General coordinator, Madrid Film

We caught up with Rafael Cabrera, who leads the Community of Madrid’s Filming Promotion Office, to find out more about its work in smoothing the path for...  

13/10/2020 | /Spain

Marian Crişan  • Director of The Campaign

“I like writing characters inspired by the people I am closest to”

Marian Crişan • Director of The Campaign

We spoke to Marian Crişan, the Romanian director whose fourth feature, The Campaign, has just world-premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival  

12/10/2020 | /Romania

Christoph Terhechte  • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

"Challenging films need more appreciation outside of the standard idea of festival categories"

Christoph Terhechte • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

We chatted to Christoph Terhechte, artistic director of DOK Leipzig, which is taking place in a hybrid format from 26 October-1 November, about the changes...  

09/10/2020 | DOK Leipzig 2020

Davide Del Degan  • Director of Paradise

“The lead character in my film is an accidental hero”

Davide Del Degan • Director of Paradise

We spoke with Davide Del Degan who has directed his first fiction film Paradise, due for imminent release in Italy  

07/10/2020 | /Italy/Slovenia

Piotr Domalewski  • Director of I Never Cry

“I don’t really pick a subject or a story; I focus on a theme”

Piotr Domalewski • Director of I Never Cry

Cineuropa talked to Piotr Domalewski, whose sophomore film, I Never Cry, was presented in San Sebastián’s New Directors section and was released in his...  

06/10/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Milan Ondrík  • Actor, Let There Be Light

“I didn’t want to show off; I just wanted to be a gear in the machine that was precise and refined”

Milan Ondrík • Actor, Let There Be Light

Milan Ondrík, voted Slovakia’s best actor of 2019, talked to Cineuropa about his award-winning and critically acclaimed role in Marko Škop’s Let There Be...  

06/10/2020 | /Slovakia/Czech Republic

Patricia Pérez and Heidi Hassan  • Directors of In a Whisper

“Our film knows no borders”

Patricia Pérez and Heidi Hassan • Directors of In a Whisper

We caught up with Patricia Pérez and Heidi Hassan at MajorDocs to talk about their new film, In a Whisper — one of the season’s most moving and sensitive...  

06/10/2020 | /Spain/France/Switzerland/Cuba

Jasmine Trinca  • Actress, director of Being My Mom

“This film is an attempt to turn pain and absence into something creative”

Jasmine Trinca • Actress, director of Being My Mom

Actress Jasmine Trinca makes the move to film direction with her short work Being My Mom, a metaphorical meandering through the lives of two women, a mother...  

05/10/2020 | /Italy

Julia Sinkevych  • Executive producer, Odesa International Film Festival

“This time, we had to invent something new”

Julia Sinkevych • Executive producer, Odesa International Film Festival

We talked to the Odesa International Film Festival’s executive producer Julia Sinkevych about this year’s online edition  

05/10/2020 | Odesa 2020

Stefan Haupt  • Director of Zurich Diary

“It's our responsibility to make this place as good as it can be, and not just for us”

Stefan Haupt • Director of Zurich Diary

We talked to Stefan Haupt, the director of Zurich Diary, after the film’s world premiere in his home town  

05/10/2020 | Zurich 2020

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