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.

 
Andrei Konchalovsky • Director of The Sin

“Michelangelo was lucky to be considered a genius”

Andrei Konchalovsky • Director of The Sin

Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky tells us about The Sin, his film about Michelangelo and the special closing event of the 14th Rome Film Fest  

31/10/2019 | Rome 2019

Leena Pasanen • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

"I salute the young generation of filmmakers for their fearless attitude to push boundaries"

Leena Pasanen • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

We chatted to Leena Pasanen, artistic director of DOK Leipzig, who is leaving after five years to head the Biografilm Festival in Bologna  

29/10/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Alessandro Piva • Director of Santa subito

“A story with two victims”

Alessandro Piva • Director of Santa subito

Alessandro Piva talks to us about Santa Subito, a documentary which explores a femicide carried out in Puglia in 1991 and which won the Audience Award at...  

28/10/2019 | Rome 2019

Yoon Sung-A • Director of Overseas

"Exile, a feeling of loss: these were things which I was able to understand"

Yoon Sung-A • Director of Overseas

Cinergie met with the director Yoon Sung-A to talk about her documentary Overseas, which has just screened at the Namur International French-Language Film...  

26/10/2019 | Namur 2019

Li Ning  • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

“Clarifying the target audience of the film is the first step to success”

Li Ning • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

At the fifth Sino-European Project Lab in Beijing, we caught up with Li Ning, CEO of the successful Chinese entertainment group New Classics Media  

25/10/2019 | Bridging the Dragon 2019

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov  • Directors-producers of Triumph

“This story is a remarkable metaphor for the fake democracy that we have been living in to this day”

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov • Directors-producers of Triumph

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov talk to us about their new project, Triumph, which scooped the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at Rome’s MIA  

25/10/2019 | MIA 2019

Dumitru Budrala  • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

“It is not enough to have a history; it is more important to be relevant”

Dumitru Budrala • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

We chatted to Dumitru Budrala, founding director of the Astra Film Festival, about the relationship between experience and relevance, and about the...  

24/10/2019 | Astra 2019

Csilla Kató  • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

“The aspect I love most about our audience is its curiosity”

Csilla Kató • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

We chatted to Csilla Kató, head of programming at the Astra Film Festival, about the challenges of curating Romania’s longest-running documentary film gathering  

24/10/2019 | Astra 2019

Lucia Milazzotto  • Director, MIA

“We try to build bridges so that our industry can benefit from them”

Lucia Milazzotto • Director, MIA

We sat down with Lucia Milazzotto, the head of the MIA, in Rome to find out more about the film market’s winning formula  

24/10/2019 | MIA 2019

Urska Djukic • Director of Good Girl

“I had the feeling of watching a bouquet of virgins about to explode”

Urska Djukic • Director of Good Girl

Cineuropa met up with young Slovenian director Urska Djukic, who tells us about her feature debut project Good Girl, on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings  

23/10/2019 | Cinemed 2019 | Cinemed Meetings

Andreas Wildfang  • Member of the board of directors, EUROVOD

“We're in a market in which consumers' expectations are based on the experiences that mainstream VoD platforms deliver”

Andreas Wildfang • Member of the board of directors, EUROVOD

At Magnetic Latvia, we talked to Andreas Wildfang, member of the board of directors of EUROVOD, an association of VoD platforms specialising in arthouse,...  

23/10/2019 | Magnetic Latvia 2019

Nancy Kokolaki • Producer, Bad Crowd

“The combination of creative talents from different countries can be a bonus”

Nancy Kokolaki • Producer, Bad Crowd

Cineuropa met up with Greek producer Nancy Kokolaki (Bad Crowd) to discuss the project Souvenir by Thanos Psichogios, on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings  

23/10/2019 | Cinemed 2019 | Cinemed Meetings

Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard • Directors of By the Name of Tania

"The film was born out of our relationship with reality and it took its own form"

Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard • Directors of By the Name of Tania

We met with Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard, the authors and directors of By the Name of Tania which is released in Belgium on Wednesday  

23/10/2019

Benito Zambrano • Director of Out in the Open

"Culture will never receive enough support"

Benito Zambrano • Director of Out in the Open

With his fourth film, the Spanish western Out in the Open, Benito Zambrano returns to Spanish cinemas and festivals after an eight-year break  

22/10/2019 | Seminci 2019

Marc Bordure • Producer, Agat Films & Ex Nihilo

“We are interested in social and humanistic issues in France and beyond”

Marc Bordure • Producer, Agat Films & Ex Nihilo

Cineuropa met up with French producer Marc Bordure of Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, who told us about the project Pearl Tears by Levon Minasian, on the occasion...  

22/10/2019 | Cinemed 2019 | Cinémed Meetings