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.

 
Olena Yershova Yıldız • Head, Antalya Film Forum

“Strong stories that have an international scope, told by talented filmmakers, are still needed”

Olena Yershova Yıldız • Head, Antalya Film Forum

We talked to Olena Yershova Yıldız, head of the Antalya Film Forum, to get an overview of the Turkish industry event, which kicks off imminently  

02/10/2020 | Antalya 2020 | Antalya Film Forum

Bettina Oberli  • Director of My Wonderful Wanda

“Humour can come out of desperation”

Bettina Oberli • Director of My Wonderful Wanda

We talked to Swiss director Bettina Oberli, who opened the 16th edition of the Zurich Film Festival with My Wonderful Wanda  

02/10/2020 | Zurich 2020

Liene Treimane and Sonora Broka  • Festival director and artistic director, Riga IFF

“We’ll continue working on our mission to create a cinema event that enriches the Northern European cultural space”

Liene Treimane and Sonora Broka • Festival director and artistic director, Riga IFF

We spoke to Riga IFF’s festival director and artistic director, Liene Treimane and Sonora Broka, to get the low-down on the 7th edition of the gathering,...  

02/10/2020 | /Latvia

Óscar Bernàcer  • Director of The Recipe for Balance

"It’s natural that cinema and gastronomy should get along famously"

Óscar Bernàcer • Director of The Recipe for Balance

We chatted to Óscar Bernàcer, whose documentary The Recipe for Balance shows how a famous Spanish chef and his team had to adapt to the new, post-COVID reality  

01/10/2020 | San Sebastián 2020

Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh • Directors of Gagarin

“To our character, this building is like a spaceship: if you go out, you can’t breathe”

Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh • Directors of Gagarin

We met up with Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, the directors of Gagarin, to talk about their central character, Youri, and his intergalactic ambitions  

30/09/2020 | Zurich 2020

Hans König  • Distributor, Polyfilm

“Arthouse cinemas in Austria are mainly funded by the federal states and the cities”

Hans König • Distributor, Polyfilm

We spoke to Hans König, Head of Distribution at Polyfilm, who shared with us some of the main traits of the Austrian market for independent film distribution  

29/09/2020 | /Austria

David Dufresne  • Director of The Monopoly of Violence

"To still believe in the virtues of dialogue, even if it’s increasingly difficult to do so"

David Dufresne • Director of The Monopoly of Violence

David Dufresne discusses The Monopoly of Violence, a socially engaged documentary dissecting the current philosophy behind law enforcement in France  

29/09/2020 | /France

Dea Kulumbegashvili  • Director of Beginning

“In Georgia, as a woman, you're trained to accept that you don't really matter”

Dea Kulumbegashvili • Director of Beginning

We spoke to Dea Kulumbegashvili about her debut film, Beginning, which swept the board at San Sebastián, winning the Golden Shell, Best Director, Best...  

28/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck  • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

“Truffle hunters would never tell another truffle hunter that they’d found a truffle”

Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

We talked to Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, the duo behind one of the biggest delights of the year, The Truffle Hunters  

28/09/2020 | Zurich 2020

Ben Sharrock  • Director of Limbo

“I started to question the dehumanising representations of refugees”

Ben Sharrock • Director of Limbo

Director Ben Sharrock reveals how his second feature, Limbo, became a refugee story told in a deadpan comedic style  

28/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Imanol Rayo  • Director of Death Knell

"My film eschews the commonplace"

Imanol Rayo • Director of Death Knell

We chatted to Imanol Rayo at San Sebastián after he presented his second film, Death Knell, which glides effortlessly between thriller and tragedy  

28/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Pascal Rabaté  • Director of The Voiceless

"They try to move forwards and have fun in spaces which are forbidden to others"

Pascal Rabaté • Director of The Voiceless

Pascal Rabaté talks about his new film unveiled at FilmFest Hamburg The Voiceless, an offbeat comedy about poverty, which treads the line of absurdity, is...  

28/09/2020 | /France

Martín Rejtman  • Director of Riders

“When I look at a film, I don't distinguish between fiction and documentary”

Martín Rejtman • Director of Riders

We talk to Argentina's Martín Rejtman, winner of the Eurimages Award for his in-development documentary, Riders, which tackles the issues of immigration and...  

28/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | San Sebastián Industry

Rodrigo Sorogoyen  • Director of Riot Police

“This show is the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done”

Rodrigo Sorogoyen • Director of Riot Police

Rodrigo Sorogoyen distils all the strengths of his previous work into Riot Police, a brutal and compelling six-episode series screening out of competition...  

25/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Out of Competition

Cesc Gay • Director of The People Upstairs

“Laughter is always the best medicine”

Cesc Gay • Director of The People Upstairs

We talk to Catalan director Cesc Gay, who recently unveiled his latest feature, The People Upstairs: a film adaptation of his smash-hit play  

25/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

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