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.

 
Csilla Kató • Artistic director, Astra Film Festival

“Documentary is cinema’s most democratic genre”

Csilla Kató • Artistic director, Astra Film Festival

The festival is currently unfolding online until Sunday, following a physical edition held between 5-12 September, whose strengths and challenges we...  

15/09/2021 | Astra 2021

Roberto Andò  • Director of The Hidden Child

“For children, violence is an existential means of saying ‘I’m here’”

Roberto Andò • Director of The Hidden Child

VENICE 2021: We chatted with the director about his latest film, which closed the Venice Film Festival  

15/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Out of Competition

Bouli Lanners  • Director of Nobody Has to Know

“I told myself that at 54, I could finally tell a love story”

Bouli Lanners • Director of Nobody Has to Know

Cineuropa met with the Belgian filmmaker who is presenting his latest film, a real departure from his previous work since it is a love story and in English  

14/09/2021 | Toronto 2021 | Contemporary World Cinema

Keti Stamo  • Director of Sons of Cain

"Dreams were the perfect antidote to whisk these children away to a different reality"

Keti Stamo • Director of Sons of Cain

VENICE 2021: The director has crafted a dreamlike documentary that calls into question the strict nature of the Kanun, the ancient Albanian code which...  

14/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Yvan Attal  • Director of The Accusation

“Today, when you make a movie like this, you have to say clearly… certain things”

Yvan Attal • Director of The Accusation

VENICE 2021: The French director faced several challenges while adapting Karine Tuil’s rape-case novel Les choses humaines, including a delicate...  

14/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Out of Competition

Ciro De Caro  • Director of Giulia

"I love unusual, complex characters who are on the fringes, and I recognise myself in their madness"

Ciro De Caro • Director of Giulia

VENICE 2021: The Italian director is presenting his new film, which centres on a young woman who, one scorching summer in Rome, searches for her place in...  

14/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Alessandro Gassmann  • Director of The Great Silence

"It's a story of things unsaid, and silences work much better in cinema than they do in theatre"

Alessandro Gassmann • Director of The Great Silence

VENICE 2021: The Italian actor-director brings Maurizio De Giovanni's stage play of the same name to the big screen, in which a once well-off family is...  

14/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Gianluca Matarrese  • Director of The Last Chapter

“I wanted to convey the proximity and feeling of trust that Bernard and I shared”

Gianluca Matarrese • Director of The Last Chapter

VENICE 2021: The Italian director presents a highly intimate and touching portrait of a wounded and lonesome soul  

14/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | International Film Critics’ Week

Mathilde Pâques  • Co-ordinator, Brussels Co-Production Forum

"The basic idea is to promote co-production know-how in Belgium"

Mathilde Pâques • Co-ordinator, Brussels Co-Production Forum

The 5th edition of this professional gathering unspooled in Brussels on 7 and 8 September under the umbrella of the Brussels International Film Festival  

13/09/2021 | BRIFF 2021 | Brussels Co-Production Forum

Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö and Petri Poikolainen  • Director of, producer of and actor in The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

“We didn’t make a film about a handicapped person; we made a film about a person who also happens to be disabled”

Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö and Petri Poikolainen • Director of, producer of and actor in The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

VENICE 2021: The Orizzonti Extra entry focuses on a man who would do anything for love – even leave his own apartment  

13/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti Extra

Jan P Matuszyński  • Director of Leave No Traces

“I came up with this concept that maybe I made this film out of fear”

Jan P Matuszyński • Director of Leave No Traces

VENICE 2021: A leading light of new Polish cinema, the director talks us through his complex true-life tale of the aftermath of a death in police custody  

11/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark  • Directors of Immaculate

"I needed a different perspective because I was very close to the story"

Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark • Directors of Immaculate

VENICE 2021: Set in a drug rehabilitation clinic, the debut film by the duo has received the GdA Director’s Award in the Giornate degli Autori and the Lion...  

11/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Dina Amer  • Director of You Resemble Me

"My mission as a filmmaker was to go beyond the incorrect reporting of the news"

Dina Amer • Director of You Resemble Me

VENICE 2021: The Egyptian-American journalist presents a potent, dramatic film that explores the roots of the trauma suffered by a young Maghrebi woman and...  

11/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Stéphane Brizé  • Director of Another World

“Wow, we thought Brizé would do a left-wing caricature – but he shows some truthful things here!”

Stéphane Brizé • Director of Another World

VENICE 2021: The French director explains how he writes screenplays with his trusted collaborator Olivier Gorce, plus his organic way of working with...  

11/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Tommaso Landucci  • Director of Caveman - The Hidden Giant

"Creating a statue where no one would be able to see it is as contradictory as the artist behind it was"

Tommaso Landucci • Director of Caveman - The Hidden Giant

VENICE 2021: The filmmaker dedicates his documentary to artist and spelunker Filippo Dobrilla, the creator of an imposing marble sculpture that lies in a...  

11/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

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