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.

 
Rodrigo Sepúlveda • Director of My Tender Matador

"From the very first moment, you realise that this love story will end up as a tragedy"

Rodrigo Sepúlveda • Director of My Tender Matador

VENICE 2020: Rodrigo Sepúlveda talks to us about My Tender Matador, which tells a gay love story set in Pinochet-era Chile  

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

Li Dongmei • Director of Mama

"My intention was to make a film in a documentary style so that the emotions would be true"

Li Dongmei • Director of Mama

VENICE 2020: Chinese director Li Dongmei talks about her feature debut, Mama, in which she travels back in time, telling a painful family story  

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

Julia von Heinz • Director of And Tomorrow the Entire World

“I am my own research – I experienced so much of this myself”

Julia von Heinz • Director of And Tomorrow the Entire World

VENICE 2020: We sat down with Julia von Heinz to get the low-down on her competition entry And Tomorrow the Entire World  

12/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Ameen Nayfeh • Director of 200 Meters

"I wanted to create a film that reflects the political situation, but also one that's entertaining"

Ameen Nayfeh • Director of 200 Meters

VENICE 2020: Ameen Nayfeh talks about his feature debut, 200 Meters, a film that tells of the harsh lives of Palestinians divided by a wall  

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

Artur Liebhart • Director, Millennium Docs Against Gravity

“Since day one, we didn’t want to be just one more dot on the industry map; we wanted to invest mainly in audience development”

Artur Liebhart • Director, Millennium Docs Against Gravity

We talked to Artur Liebhart about this year’s edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, taking place across several cities in Poland  

11/09/2020 | Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020

Uberto Pasolini • Director of Nowhere Special

“Death is what makes life important”

Uberto Pasolini • Director of Nowhere Special

VENICE 2020: We chatted to acclaimed producer-turned-director Uberto Pasolini about his Venice comeback title, Nowhere Special  

11/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Doriana Monaco • Director of Agalma

"At the core of my story is the statue, which manages to express itself without the need to resort to a caption"

Doriana Monaco • Director of Agalma

VENICE 2020: Director Doriana Monaco documents daily life in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in her medium-length film Agalma  

11/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Tadhg O'Sullivan • Director of To The Moon

"The moon is something we share in space and time, a powerful symbol of universality"

Tadhg O'Sullivan • Director of To The Moon

VENICE 2020: Irish artist and filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan talks to us about To the Moon, a documentary made up of archive material and original footage shot...  

11/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Giuseppe Pedersoli • Director of The Truth About La Dolce Vita

“We believed a real debt was owed to the figure of the producer in the history of cinema”

Giuseppe Pedersoli • Director of The Truth About La Dolce Vita

VENICE 2020: We chatted with Giuseppe Pedersoli, director of The Truth About La Dolce Vita which is screening Out of Competition on the Lido  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Out of Competition

Marat Sargsyan • Director of The Flood Won’t Come

“When there is no information about war, there is no war”

Marat Sargsyan • Director of The Flood Won’t Come

VENICE 2020: We talked to Marat Sargsyan, director of International Film Critics' Week competitor The Flood Won’t Come – even though he has taken an oath  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics' Week

Salvatore Mereu • Director of Assandira

“When you choose a book to adapt, you do it almost on an unconscious level”

Salvatore Mereu • Director of Assandira

VENICE 2020: We talked to Salvatore Mereu, the director of Assandira, based on the novel by Giulio Angioni  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Out of Competition

Gianfranco Rosi • Director of Notturno

“This film is more extreme because you don’t know where you are”

Gianfranco Rosi • Director of Notturno

VENICE 2020: We talked to seemingly indefatigable documentary auteur Gianfranco Rosi about his competition entry Notturno  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Edhem Fočo • Director, AJB DOC

"Locally made documentaries will be the highlight of this year's edition"

Edhem Fočo • Director, AJB DOC

We talked to Edhem Fočo about the upcoming edition of AJB DOC, the Sarajevo-based Al Jazeera Balkans' festival dedicated to TV documentaries, taking place...  

10/09/2020 | AJB DOC 2020

Edoardo Natoli • Director of Solitaire

"We have all experienced the feeling of not being able to go out of our own house"

Edoardo Natoli • Director of Solitaire

VENICE 2020: After his 2013 title Secchi, Edoardo Natoli returns to Giornate degli Autori with a new stop-motion short, Solitaire  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Pedro Collantes • Director of The Art of Return

"I wanted to depict this feeling of asynchrony"

Pedro Collantes • Director of The Art of Return

VENICE 2020: The Art of Return is the feature debut by Pedro Collantes, who talks about the challenge of bringing his personal project to fruition on a tiny...  

10/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Biennale College Cinema

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