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.

 
Gianfranco Rosi • Director of In viaggio

“The Pope 'in viaggio' is a different Pope to the Pope in the Vatican”

Gianfranco Rosi • Director of In viaggio

VENICE 2022: Examining 37 visits over nine years, Gianfranco Rosi depicts an increasingly progressive Pope Francis, facing up to the world and its troubles  

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

Emanuele Crialese • Director of L’immensità

“I told the story that was in my heart”

Emanuele Crialese • Director of L’immensità

VENICE 2022: We chatted with the Italian director about his film based on his own adolescence, before transitioning  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Graham Foy • Director of The Maiden

"I was interested in trying to capture a type of magic that also exists in everyday life"

Graham Foy • Director of The Maiden

VENICE 2022: The feature debut by the Canadian director portrays a summer's day that ends in tragedy, centring on three teenagers who forge an otherworldly...  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Vincenzo Pirrotta • Director of The Bone Breakers

"It's a journey of misery and desperation that often plays out right in front of us without us realising"

Vincenzo Pirrotta • Director of The Bone Breakers

VENICE 2022: Using a horrifying news story as his starting point, the actor-director ponders how much of ourselves we are willing to mangle in order to get...  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Greta De Lazzaris and Jacopo Quadri  • Directors of We're Here to Try

"As an artistic pairing, we see Daria and Antonio quarrelling the same way as a real-life couple would"

Greta De Lazzaris and Jacopo Quadri • Directors of We're Here to Try

VENICE 2022: The filmmaking duo document the development of the new theatre project of the Italy's Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Cristina Grosan • Director of Ordinary Failures

"It was interesting for us to see things change and evolve, and our script become more and more alive around this"

Cristina Grosan • Director of Ordinary Failures

VENICE 2022: Hungarian-Romanian director and visual artist talks about her film, which brings together three women whose day is turned upside down by a...  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Isabella Carbonell • Director of Dogborn

“I never wanted this film to be just a traumatic experience for a select few”

Isabella Carbonell • Director of Dogborn

VENICE 2022: The Stockholm-based director balances light and darkness in her engaging story of despair, hatred and submission  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Kōji Fukada • Director of Love Life

“To me, a person is basically lonely, despite family or religion or any other community”

Kōji Fukada • Director of Love Life

VENICE 2022: While dealing with the subject of loneliness, the Japanese writer-director inflicts cruelty on his characters, but also shows them some hope...  

07/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Competition

Cláudia Varejão • Director of Wolf and Dog

"Sometimes we are wolves, sometimes we are dogs, but in our youth we are everything"

Cláudia Varejão • Director of Wolf and Dog

VENICE 2022: The Portuguese director has shot her film on an island in the Azores, home to a tiny queer community made up of young boys and girls trying to...  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Antonello Matarazzo • Director of Pablo from Neanderthal

"I wanted to maintain a childlike approach while imagining the story of our origins"

Antonello Matarazzo • Director of Pablo from Neanderthal

VENICE 2022: The painter and director meets artist Pablo Echaurren, and together, they wonder about what would have happened if the Neanderthal man had...  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Evelyn Regner • Vice-President of the European Parliament

"At the level of the European Parliament, the parties that support the LUX Audience Award want greater European integration"

Evelyn Regner • Vice-President of the European Parliament

VENICE 2022: The Vice-President of the European Parliament tells us about the political role of the LUX Audience Award, its evolution and the latest batch...  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022

Philippe Petit • Director of Beating Sun

"There’s growing awareness of the need to have plants around us"

Philippe Petit • Director of Beating Sun

VENICE 2022: The French filmmaker who turned heads with works made outside of the system spoke to us about his highly endearing first feature film  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Tahmina Rafaella • Director of Banu

“A complete storyline is something that we underestimate”

Tahmina Rafaella • Director of Banu

VENICE 2022: We chatted to the promising Azerbaijani director, whose debut feature follows a mother struggling to gain custody of her son in a patriarchal...  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Biennale College Cinema

Adila Bendimerad, Damien Ounouri • Directors of The Last Queen

"It's a story that the Algerians have never seen before and which they need in order to dig deep into their history and culture"

Adila Bendimerad, Damien Ounouri • Directors of The Last Queen

VENISE 2022: The directing duo straddles reality and legend as it retraces a historical event from 16th-century Algeria from Queen Zaphira's perspective  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Karim Ouelhaj • Director of Megalomaniac

“It seems necessary to me to show evil”

Karim Ouelhaj • Director of Megalomaniac

We met with the Belgian filmmaker to talk about his latest film, a bloody and baroque phantasmagoria prized at the recent Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal  

06/09/2022 | BIFFF 2022

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