Interviews

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

6598 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 30/09/2022. 619 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Riccardo Campagna, Federico Savonitto • Directors of An Invisible Enemy

"Above all, the film follows the Rasman family's day-to-day fight for justice and their feelings in the present day"

Riccardo Campagna, Federico Savonitto • Directors of An Invisible Enemy

VENICE 2022: We chatted to the directorial duo to discuss the documentary they've made about the case of Riccardo Rasman, a boy with intellectual...  

12/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Corrado Ceron • Director of Olimpia's Way

"Like Anisette mixed with water, Olimpia's life permeates Maria's nonlife and 'sullies' it"

Corrado Ceron • Director of Olimpia's Way

VENICE 2022: The director talks about his feature debut, a road movie starring Stefania Sandrelli as a ballroom singer who, at the age of 70, reunites with...  

12/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Rebecca Zlotowski • Director of Other People’s Children

“I felt that Rachel was the person I needed to be at a certain point and could not be”

Rebecca Zlotowski • Director of Other People’s Children

VENICE 2022: We chatted with the French director, who has crafted her new feature as a cinematic confrontation with female infertility  

10/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Andrea Pallaoro • Director of Monica

“This is a story about a woman who returns home”

Andrea Pallaoro • Director of Monica

VENICE 2022: With the help of thesps Trace Lysette and Patricia Clarkson, the Italian director delves deep into the theme of forgiveness  

10/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Susanna Nicchiarelli • Director of Chiara

“There was something about this medieval tale, with its fears, illnesses and isolation, that seemed to speak to the modern-day”

Susanna Nicchiarelli • Director of Chiara

VENICE 2022: The Italian director chatted with us about her casting choices, her work on the vernacular within the film and her sources of inspiration  

10/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Alice Diop • Director of Saint-Omer

“This is a film based on words. But with so many words, you need silences, too”

Alice Diop • Director of Saint-Omer

VENICE 2022: The French filmmaker delivers a stunner of a movie and a real punch to the heart with her latest effort  

10/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Romain Gavras • Director of Athena

"Suddenly, the neighbourhood had kind of become the Cinecittà of the banlieue"

Romain Gavras • Director of Athena

VENICE 2022: The French director talked to us about the genesis of a film as spectacular as it is sensitive and moving  

09/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Michal Blaško • Director of Victim

“There is this balance between an intimate story and one about an individual against society”

Michal Blaško • Director of Victim

VENICE 2022: We chatted to the Slovak filmmaker about his feature debut, in which he takes a deep dive into the xenophobia that’s firmly embedded in society  

09/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Benedetta Argentieri • Director of The Matchmaker

“It took a long time for us to strike the right balance, in order to show Tooba exactly how I saw her”

Benedetta Argentieri • Director of The Matchmaker

VENICE 2022: We spoke to the Italian journalist and director about her intriguing documentary portraying a female jihadist  

09/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Out of Competition

Salvatore Mereu • Director of Bentu

"This farmer, whose way of life is so distant from our own, reminds us that we don't have the right relationship with nature"

Salvatore Mereu • Director of Bentu

VENICE 2022: The director follows the day-to-day life of an elderly farmer as he waits for the wind to blow in a moral parable about man defying nature  

09/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Antonio Lukich • Director of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

“Each of us loves and hates our parents at the same time”

Antonio Lukich • Director of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

VENICE 2022: We spoke to the Ukrainian director about his second film, which, in a way, is a continuation of his previous effort, My Thoughts Are Silent  

08/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Pippo Mezzapesa • Director of Burning Hearts

“I used black and white in order to make this passion- and vendetta-themed story universal”

Pippo Mezzapesa • Director of Burning Hearts

VENICE 2022: We chatted with the Italian director about his choice of black and white for the film, and singer Elodie’s acting debut  

08/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Dušan Zorić and Matija Gluščević • Directors of Have You Seen This Woman?

“We liked the fact that the film would grow alongside us over the years, and become more and more mature”

Dušan Zorić and Matija Gluščević • Directors of Have You Seen This Woman?

VENICE 2022: The Serbian directorial duo present an intriguing first feature made up of three episodes and focusing on the topic of identity  

08/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed • Directors of Music for Black Pigeons

“What I don’t like together with my pictures is ‘jazzy’ jazz – and this isn’t ‘jazzy’ jazz”

Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed • Directors of Music for Black Pigeons

VENICE 2022: The thoughtful and “picturesque” side of jazz is studied by the Danish directorial duo, themselves exploring it like two seasoned musicians  

08/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Out of Competition

Gianni Amelio • Director of Lord of the Ants

“There are echoes of the present-day in my film about a homosexual poet’s trial in 1968”

Gianni Amelio • Director of Lord of the Ants

VENICE 2022: In the Italian director’s eyes, the trial of Aldo Braibanti fifty years ago a is an opportunity to denounce homophobia past and present  

08/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

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