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.

 
Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon

"I was the only girl in my village who was able to pursue further education"

Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon

The writer-director chatted with Cineuropa about dysfunctional families, going back to her village with an education, and the difference between a...  

22/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig

“This film is in the head of a man who is lost”

Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig

The third feature by the French director is her first in English; its European premiere is taking place in competition at San Sebastián, where Cineuropa...  

22/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Paweł Łoziński  • Director of The Balcony Movie

“I wanted to check if I could reverse the roles and not be someone who chases people with a camera, but instead wait for them to come to me”

Paweł Łoziński • Director of The Balcony Movie

Cineuropa sat down with the established Polish director to discuss his latest ouevre, which was awarded in Locarno’s Semaine de la Critique and was...  

22/09/2021 | Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2021

Aga Woszczyńska  • Director of Silent Land

“Nobody in this film is either just good or just bad; there are a lot of nuances within the personality of each character”

Aga Woszczyńska • Director of Silent Land

We talked to the Polish director to get the low-down on her film, which is ostensibly about the collapse of a relationship but actually tackles something...  

22/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Platform

Darko Sinko  • Director of Inventory

“It is already a statement if you take a different approach in storytelling or formal aesthetics compared to how it’s done in Slovenian film tradition”

Darko Sinko • Director of Inventory

The tragicomedy by the Slovenian director premieres in New Directors and looks into what happens if you begin to mistrust everyone who surrounds you  

21/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Ana Lazarevic  • Director of The Game

“I felt a huge sense of responsibility and wanted to be as prepared as I could be”

Ana Lazarevic • Director of The Game

The Serbian director talks about what inspired her to create her first feature, an intimate story about a smuggler and a group of boys he is supposed to...  

20/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Discovery

Jonas Poher Rasmussen  • Director of Flee

“I didn’t intend to do a refugee story; I wanted to do a story about my friend”

Jonas Poher Rasmussen • Director of Flee

We talked to the Danish director whose latest movie has become one of the year’s most celebrated titles and came out on top at Millennium Docs Against Gravity  

17/09/2021 | Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2021

Icíar Bollaín   • Director of Maixabel

"In the Basque Country, they still have a complex task ahead of them – that of learning to live together"

Icíar Bollaín • Director of Maixabel

In her new movie – and with the complete dedication of her accomplice Blanca Portillo – the Madrilenian filmmaker reconstructs a recent real-life event...  

17/09/2021 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Butheina Kazim  • Founder, Cinema Akil

“It’s been challenging since Day 1”

Butheina Kazim • Founder, Cinema Akil

We spoke about the programming strategies of the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region, focusing on its curatorial approach to European films...  

16/09/2021 | /United Arab Emirates

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

“We have open doors to any films and no limitations”

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

The Executive Director of the Arizona-based theatre discussed its main initiatives, the reception of classics and new titles by the audience, and...  

16/09/2021 | /US

Sinje Köhler  • Director of Viva Forever

“Real friendships have a solid base that won't alter with age, something that stays forever”

Sinje Köhler  • Director of Viva Forever

The German director’s debut explores the dynamics behind long-lasting friendships  

16/09/2021 | /Germany

Francesco Lettieri  • Director of Lovely Boy

"Trap music was a good starting point to portray all the absurdity, contradictions and nihilism of these modern times"

Francesco Lettieri • Director of Lovely Boy

VENICE 2021: The sophomore film by the Italian director tells of the dizzying rise and fall of a young trap music star who got sucked into a downward spiral...  

16/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Antoinette Boulat  • Director of My Night

“I never thought of casting as an endgame”

Antoinette Boulat • Director of My Night

VENICE 2021: The French casting director tells us about fulfilling a lifelong dream by calling the shots on a film set, and how grief, desire and spending a...  

16/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti Extra

Laurent Cantet  • Director of Arthur Rambo

"I didn’t want the film to be a trial, but everyone has their own inner convictions"

Laurent Cantet  • Director of Arthur Rambo

The French filmmaker explores the violent era of social media through the story of a young and popular novelist who suffers a vertiginous fall from grace  

15/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Platform

Fabrice Du Welz  • Director of Inexorable

"I tried not to play the artist too much with this film, in order to construct a thriller, pure and simple"

Fabrice Du Welz • Director of Inexorable

The Belgian director spoke to us about this new film which is very much in keeping with his previous work, but which also breathes fresh air into his cinema...  

15/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Special Presentations

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