Interviews

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

4290 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/01/2019. 511 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo  • Director of Take It or Leave It

"Being a parent goes beyond the simple notions of being a mother or father"

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo • Director of Take It or Leave It

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo talks about her first feature film, Take It or Leave It, awarded at Arras and nominated to represent Estonia at the Oscars  

13/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Estonian Film Competition

Marjorie Bendeck  • Director, connecting cottbus

"Now the participants get their feedback before the pitches"

Marjorie Bendeck • Director, connecting cottbus

Marjorie Bendeck, the new director of coco, looks back on the 20th edition of the event, which has just taken place, and describes how she approached it  

13/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

Sven Taddicken  • Director of The Most Beautiful Couple

"Can we really forget the bad things people have done to us?"

Sven Taddicken • Director of The Most Beautiful Couple

German director Sven Taddicken talks about his dramatic thriller The Most Beautiful Couple, unveiled at Toronto and screened at Arras  

13/11/2018 | Arras 2018

Carmel Winters  • Director of Float Like a Butterfly

“Our idea of women needs to include our total capacity for action and leadership”

Carmel Winters • Director of Float Like a Butterfly

We met up with Carmel Winters as she opened the Cork Film Festival with Float Like a Butterfly, which won the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at Toronto  

13/11/2018

Darya Zhuk  • Director of Crystal Swan

"In Belarus, the idea of changing country to pursue a better life is still floating around"

Darya Zhuk • Director of Crystal Swan

We met Belarusian director Darya Zhuk at the Film Festival Cottbus, where her debut feature, Crystal Swan, was selected for the international competition  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Gustavo Sánchez  • Director of I Hate New York

“My film questions what is imposed on us by society”

Gustavo Sánchez • Director of I Hate New York

Gustavo Sánchez’s documentary I Hate New York, a portrait of four brave transexuals from the titular US city, has now reached Spanish movie theatres  

08/11/2018

Andrea Sedláčková  • Director of Backstage

"In reality, these talent shows are even worse than we described them; it's a really tough world"

Andrea Sedláčková • Director of Backstage

We chatted to Czech writer-director Andrea Sedláčková as the Film Festival Cottbus screened her new feature, Backstage  

08/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Vladimir Blazevski  • Director of Year of the Monkey

"Making a film with four co-production countries has its challenges but is a model which is vital"

Vladimir Blazevski • Director of Year of the Monkey

We spoke to Macedonian director Vladimir Blazevski as his movie Year of the Monkey was presented at the Film Festival Cottbus  

08/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Fiona Clark  • CEO, Cork Film Festival

"Our ambition is to make Cork the destination of choice for great storytelling on film"

Fiona Clark • CEO, Cork Film Festival

We spoke to Fiona Clark, producer and chief executive officer of Cork Film Festival, which is poised to celebrate its 63rd edition  

08/11/2018

Claudia Tosi  • Director of I Had a Dream

"A desire to roll up our sleeves"

Claudia Tosi • Director of I Had a Dream

Claudia Tosi, winner of three awards at DOK Leipzig, including the Golden Dove, talks about I Had a Dream, a film about the political journeys of two...  

07/11/2018 | DOK Leipzig 2018

Jonas Åkerlund  • Director of Lords of Chaos

“Some films that are about real events are made too early”

Jonas Åkerlund • Director of Lords of Chaos

We chatted to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund about Lords of Chaos, which homes in on notorious Norwegian black-metal band Mayhem  

07/11/2018 | Stockholm 2018

Tereza Nvotová  • Director of The Nightsiren

“Even though women are no longer being burned at the stake, we are still demonised”

Tereza Nvotová • Director of The Nightsiren

Emerging Slovak director Tereza Nvotová discusses her new project The Nightsiren, the latest Eurimages Development Award winner at Rome's MIA  

05/11/2018 | Rome 2018 | Market

Bernd Buder  • Programme director, Film Festival Cottbus

“If you deal with film and Eastern Europe, you inevitably deal with politics”

Bernd Buder • Programme director, Film Festival Cottbus

We met up with Bernd Buder, the programme director of the Film Festival Cottbus, the 28th edition of which will take place from 5-11 November  

05/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Gastón Solnicki  • Director

“The making of this film was spontaneous, personal, intense, and even exorcistic”

Gastón Solnicki • Director

We spoke to Gastón Solnicki, whose Introduzione all'oscuro was shot in Vienna in 13 days and captures his bond with the city as well as one of its most...  

02/11/2018 | Viennale 2018

Nadia Paschetto  • Director, Arras Film Festival

"Viewers have a dormant passion for European films"

Nadia Paschetto • Director, Arras Film Festival

We met up with Nadia Paschetto, director of the Arras Film Festival, the 19th edition of which runs from 2 to 11 November  

02/11/2018 | Arras 2018