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.

 
Paolo Sorrentino  • Director of The Hand of God

“It’s not my fault; this is how Naples looks”

Paolo Sorrentino • Director of The Hand of God

VENICE 2021: The Italian director shares some thoughts on his youthful memoir of Naples and the number of times it’s been compared to Fellini’s Amarcord  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Aly Muritiba  • Director of Private Desert

"If you open your mind, it's possible to love in another way"

Aly Muritiba • Director of Private Desert

VENICE 2021: The Brazilian director presents his new film about a policeman desperately travelling in search of his lover, whom he met via internet chat and...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Ola Jankowska  • Director of Anatomia

"I wanted to leave some space for the viewer and their feelings, projections and reflections"

Ola Jankowska • Director of Anatomia

VENICE 2021: The Polish director reflects on time, memory and identity through the story of a woman who returns to her home country  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Kaltrina Krasniqi  • Director of Vera Dreams of the Sea

“We have invented traditions and whole cultures to protect a very discriminatory order”

Kaltrina Krasniqi • Director of Vera Dreams of the Sea

VENICE 2021: The Kosovar director breaks down the visual concept for her debut feature, as well as how she combined its many disparate motifs and elements  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon, Jaco Van Dormael and Michael Winterbottom   • Directors of Isolation

"We pretend to be in control, but we're not controlling anything"

Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon, Jaco Van Dormael and Michael Winterbottom • Directors of Isolation

VENICE 2021: The directors took part in the anthology documentary, in which they each recount the effects of the pandemic on their respective countries  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Mario Martone • Director of The King of Laughter

“A film about a theatre genius written like a theatrical comedy”

Mario Martone • Director of The King of Laughter

VENICE 2021: We met with the director of the Eduardo Scarpetta film, which is competing in the festival  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Laurynas Bareisa  • Director of Pilgrims

“I pick out the crimes from the news stories, then I imagine what happens outside of the violent parts”

Laurynas Bareisa • Director of Pilgrims

VENICE 2021: The Lithuanian helmer discusses the relationship between his debut feature and his previous shorts, as well as visiting some strangely sacred...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Bogdan George Apetri  • Director of Miracle

“As a filmmaker, you never need to go wide; you need to go deep”

Bogdan George Apetri • Director of Miracle

VENICE 2021: The writer-director talks about his new film, which explores the trials and tribulations of two very different characters, a nun and a police...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Sabina Guzzanti  • Director of Spin Time

"Poor people as you've never seen them before"

Sabina Guzzanti • Director of Spin Time

VENICE 2021: At the heart of the director's new documentary is a block of flats in Rome occupied by 180 poverty-stricken families, where an interesting...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Federica Di Giacomo  • Director of Il palazzo

"An extremely free and creative environment, but one that's completely detached from reality"

Federica Di Giacomo • Director of Il palazzo

VENICE 2021: The winner of the Orizzonti Award in 2016 returns to the Lido with her new opus, which follows a group of friends, an eclectic bunch of...  

10/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Claude Schmitz • Director of Lucie Loses Her Horse

"The making of a poetic material fascinates me"

Claude Schmitz • Director of Lucie Loses Her Horse

The film and theatre director talks about his feature debut, a hybrid and dreamlike film  

10/09/2021 | BRIFF 2021

Samuel M Delgado and Helena Girón  • Directors of They Carry Death

“It’s a film that we made with many friends”

Samuel M Delgado and Helena Girón • Directors of They Carry Death

VENICE 2021: One Galician filmmaker and another from the Canary Islands make up this hard-working tandem of artists, who have made their feature debut with...  

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

Gabriele Mainetti • Director of Freaks Out

Freaks Out is a child of the historic Trump era”

Gabriele Mainetti • Director of Freaks Out

VENICE 2021: The Italian director speaks about his second work, the film’s music and the production challenges associated with such a colossal project,...  

09/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Stefano Sardo  • Director of With or Without You

"The end of a relationship is a testament to how those two people loved each other"

Stefano Sardo • Director of With or Without You

VENICE 2021: The screenwriter of successful films and series presents his first fiction film as a director, in which a couple lovingly break up after many...  

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

Juanjo Giménez  • Director of Out of Sync

"Delay is part of our lives"

Juanjo Giménez • Director of Out of Sync

VENICE 2021: The Catalonian director is presenting a supernatural thriller about a sound designer who, in real life, is no longer able to synchronise sound...  

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

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