Interviews

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

5363 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/10/2020. 573 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Michael Stejskal • Distributor, FilmLaden

“We need better ways to find funding mechanisms which are a real help”

Michael Stejskal • Distributor, FilmLaden

We spoke to the managing director of Austrian distribution company FilmLaden, Michael Stejskal, about the complexities of the country’s market  

17/09/2020 | /Austria

Nicolas Maury • Director of My Best Part

"As Cocteau used to say: too much is just about enough for me"

Nicolas Maury • Director of My Best Part

Nicolas Maury discusses his transition to film direction via My Best Part, which was awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and has now been presented...  

17/09/2020 | Toronto 2020 | Industry Selects

Heleen Rouw  • Director, Cinekid Festival

“We try to see creativity as a superpower and aim to make room for the way children view the world”

Heleen Rouw • Director, Cinekid Festival

Cineuropa sat down with Cinekid new director Heleen Rouw to talk about the forthcoming edition in the context of the pandemic  

17/09/2020 | Cinekid 2020

Pietro Castellitto • Director of The Predators

“It’s a film which goes against all the rules of screenwriting”

Pietro Castellitto • Director of The Predators

VENICE 2020: We chatted with Pietro Castellitto about his debut work The Predators , awarded the Best Screenplay trophy in the Orizzonti section  

16/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Bruce LaBruce • Director of Saint-Narcisse

"I wanted to point out how ridiculous and extreme narcissism has become now"

Bruce LaBruce • Director of Saint-Narcisse

VENICE 2020: Bruce LaBruce returns to the Giornate degli Autori with Saint-Narcisse, in which the sacred and the blasphemous collide, redefining the...  

15/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Dumitru Budrala • President and founder, Astra Film Festival

“The audience was our main partner”

Dumitru Budrala • President and founder, Astra Film Festival

We talked to Dumitru Budrala, the president and founder of the Astra Film Festival, about how outdoor screenings are an effective way to rejuvenate one’s...  

15/09/2020 | Astra 2020

Emmanuel Mouret • Director of Love Affairs(s)

"This film is an ode to our inconstancy"

Emmanuel Mouret • Director of Love Affairs(s)

French filmmaker Emmanuel Mouret decodes Love Affairs(s) , a work awarded the Cannes 2020 Official Selection Label which is soon to hit French cinemas  

15/09/2020 | /France

Alessandro Rossellini • Director of The Rossellinis

"I genuinely believe this film has opened my eyes"

Alessandro Rossellini • Director of The Rossellinis

VENICE 2020: We chatted with Alessandro Rossellini, the director of The Rossellinis, an Italian-Latvian co-production presented in competition at Venice’s...  

14/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics' Week

Simone Marcelli • Director of Occident Express

"The challenge was to successfully talk the language of the moving image, rather than that of the theatre"

Simone Marcelli • Director of Occident Express

VENICE 2020: Simone Marcelli talks to us about his film Occident Express, which features footage of the stage play of the same name written by Stefano Massini  

14/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza • Director of Samp

"The task was to totally rip up the script and obliterate the set"

Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza • Director of Samp

VENICE 2020: Artists and stage performers Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza present their new cinematic work, Samp, in the Giornate degli Autori  

14/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

“The goal is to encourage South-South co-productions by giving them the means to be more solid”

Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

Enrico Chiesa tells us about Clap ACP, a project financed by the European Union to support South-South co-productions  

14/09/2020 | /France

Luca Ciriello  • Director of Quaranta cavalli

"I wanted to depict a whole world that revolves around water"

Luca Ciriello • Director of Quaranta cavalli

VENICE 2020: Quaranta cavalli is the short film that scooped the Laguna Sud Award of the residency organised by Za-Lab and the Giornate degli Autori. We...  

14/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Serena Vittorini  • Director of En ce moment

"In the static nature of the moment, I felt the need to depict the relationship dynamics that were arising between us"

Serena Vittorini • Director of En ce moment

VENICE 2020: Visual artist Serena Vittorini talks about her short film En ce moment, shot during the lockdown, and presented in the Giornate degli Autori's...  

14/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Carlo S Hintermann • Director of The Book of Vision

“I wanted to blend auteur cinema with the craftsmanship of genre film”

Carlo S Hintermann • Director of The Book of Vision

VENICE 2020: We chatted with Carlo S Hintermann about his first fiction feature, The Book of Vision, produced by Terrence Malick  

12/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics’ Week

Elisabetta Sgarbi • Director of Extraliscio - Punk da balera

"A sign of rupture and freedom within a pre-existing model"

Elisabetta Sgarbi • Director of Extraliscio - Punk da balera

VENICE 2020: Director and publisher Elisabetta Sgarbi talkes about her documentary, Extraliscio - Punk da balera, dedicated to the legendary Italian band  

12/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

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