Interviews

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

4879 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/01/2020. 580 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Jurgis Matulevičius  • Director of Isaac

“I like to create my own world – one where only I know the rules”

Jurgis Matulevičius • Director of Isaac

Cineuropa talked to Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius about his first feature, Isaac, selected in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights  

22/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Stephanie Schettler-Köhler  • Managing director, Pantaleon Films

"The best way to bridge gaps is to meet people in person, compare experiences and talk openly about issues"

Stephanie Schettler-Köhler • Managing director, Pantaleon Films

Bridging the Dragon caught up with Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, managing director of Pantaleon Films, to chat about the ever-evolving Chinese market  

21/11/2019 | Bridging the Dragon 2019

Gerard Johnson  • Director of Muscle

“Men have issues”

Gerard Johnson • Director of Muscle

Cineuropa talked to Gerard Johnson, the director of Muscle, screened in competition at Tallinn's Black Nights, about toxic masculinity and pumping iron  

21/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Théo Court  • Director of White on White

“We filmmakers are like vampires”

Théo Court • Director of White on White

Spanish-Chilean director Théo Court is now competing in the official section of the 57th Gijón Film Festival with the captivating White on White, shot on...  

21/11/2019 | Gijón 2019

Simone Scafidi  • Director of Fulci for Fake

“Lucio Fulci created his own story”

Simone Scafidi • Director of Fulci for Fake

We talked to Simone Scafidi about Fulci for Fake, in which the Italian director tries to find the real Lucio Fulci  

20/11/2019 | Night Visions 2019

Fatos Berisha  • Director of The Flying Circus

“We were living in a surreal world, and humour was a way to survive and to preserve our sanity”

Fatos Berisha • Director of The Flying Circus

We chatted to Kosovar director-scriptwriter Fatos Berisha about his absurd and surreal Tallinn competition entry The Flying Circus  

20/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Matteo Tortone and Alexis Taillant  • Director and producer of Mother Lode

“The subject of the film is the relationship between men, the Devil and gold”

Matteo Tortone and Alexis Taillant • Director and producer of Mother Lode

The winners of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at Thessaloniki, director Matteo Tortone and producer Alexis Taillant, discuss their project Mother Lode with us  

20/11/2019 | Thessaloniki 2019 | Agora

Christoph Gampl  • Director of Man from Beirut

“If you don’t have any money, the least you can do is be original”

Christoph Gampl • Director of Man from Beirut

We spoke to German director Christoph Gampl, who adds some noir to the main Tallinn competition with Man from Beirut  

19/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Dathai Keane  • Director of Finky

“In the end, it’s a classic hero’s journey”

Dathai Keane • Director of Finky

We talked to Irish filmmaker Dathai Keane about his debut feature, Finky, and fairy tales for adults  

19/11/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Uta Beria  • Director of Negative Numbers

"These young people are both guilty and oppressed"

Uta Beria • Director of Negative Numbers

Georgian filmmaker Uta Beria talks to us about his first feature film Negative Numbers, screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

19/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska  • Director of The Iron Bridge

"It’s a metaphor for personal relationships"

Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska • Director of The Iron Bridge

Polish filmmaker Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska discusses her feature debut, The Iron Bridge, which was screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

19/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Guy Daleiden  • Director, Film Fund Luxembourg

"Give our societies the opportunity to diversify, and to not miss the digital boat"

Guy Daleiden • Director, Film Fund Luxembourg

We met with Guy Daleiden, the director of the Film Fund Luxembourg, who chatted to us about the state of Luxembourg’s audiovisual sector today  

18/11/2019

Marc Vigil  • Director of The Swamp’s Silence

“The films we see end up becoming part of us”

Marc Vigil • Director of The Swamp’s Silence

Marc Vigil directs his first feature film with The Swamp’s Silence, now showing at the Seville European Film Festival following its premiere in Busan  

15/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Liviu Săndulescu • Director of Cărturan

“Setting this story in the countryside allowed for a good balance between life and death”

Liviu Săndulescu • Director of Cărturan

Romanian director Liviu Săndulescu tells us about his feature debut, Cărturan, screened in competition at the 20th Arras Film Festival  

15/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Jaione Camborda  • Director of Arima

“The film works towards the fusion of identities; it’s a game of mirrors between multifaceted characters”

Jaione Camborda • Director of Arima

Cineuropa seized the opportunity to chat with Jaione Camborda, the director of Arima, on the occasion of the film’s European premiere in the New Waves...  

14/11/2019 | Seville 2019