Interviews

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

6598 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 30/09/2022. 619 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Mihai Mincan  • Director of To the North

“I wanted to make a film about the fear one feels when one’s life is under another’s power”

Mihai Mincan • Director of To the North

VENICE 2022: The Romanian director spills the beans on his morally challenging first fiction feature, focusing on a stowaway who’s discovered on board a...  

06/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Rachid Hami • Director of For My Country

"It’s not a case of the army against a family of suburban Arabs"

Rachid Hami • Director of For My Country

VENICE 2022: The director sheds light on his second feature, a fiction film inspired by the accidental death of his own brother while training to be an...  

05/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Niccolò Falsetti • Director of Margins

“You need to draw upon the humanity around you in order to make a film like mine”

Niccolò Falsetti • Director of Margins

VENICE 2022: The director chatted to us about the universal nature of the punk rock scene, provincial cities and how to shoot a concert scene  

05/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

David Wagner • Director of Eismayer

“There are many actors who have a similar background to their character, and I think it's a shame not to use that”

David Wagner • Director of Eismayer

VENICE 2022: We spoke to the Austrian director about his big-screen adaptation of a love story that unfolds within the Austrian army  

05/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Alex Schaad • Director of Skin Deep

“The camera had to portray the inner life of the main character”

Alex Schaad • Director of Skin Deep

VENICE 2022: In the German director’s feature debut, the protagonists literally put themselves in each other’s shoes  

05/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Georgia Oakley • Director of Blue Jean

"I wanted to create something that was inspired by the classics from the time, rather than a film that alluded to the 1980s"

Georgia Oakley • Director of Blue Jean

VENICE 2022: In her first feature, the British director tells the story of those who were forced to conceal the fact that they were gay in homophobic,...  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Sébastien Lifshitz • Director of Casa Susanna

"For so many years, these people have been invisible; now we need to build this history of the queer culture"

Sébastien Lifshitz • Director of Casa Susanna

VENICE 2022: The French director talks about his new documentary, dedicated to what used to be a refuge for the first-ever clandestine network of cross-dressers  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel • Directors of Vera

“There is a contradiction that we always look for in our protagonists”

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel • Directors of Vera

VENICE 2022: With their new movie, the Austrian-Italian duo of filmmakers have created a semi-autobiographical vehicle for Italian actress Vera Gemma  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Christian Carmosino Mereu • Director of Land of Upright People

"This kind of impassioned involvement in politics took me back to my childhood years"

Christian Carmosino Mereu • Director of Land of Upright People

VENICE 2022: The Italian helmer chats about his documentary, which he shot in Burkina Faso from the 2014 revolution up until the most recent political...  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Isabel Achával, Chiara Bondì • Directors of Las leonas

"Through football, these women feel like they are worth something, like they are the protagonists of their own lives"

Isabel Achával, Chiara Bondì • Directors of Las leonas

VENICE 2022: The directors discuss their Nanni Moretti-produced documentary, which follows a group of South American immigrants in Rome brought together by...  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Florent Gouëlou • Director of Three Nights a Week

“I wanted to pay tribute to the many faces of drag”

Florent Gouëlou • Director of Three Nights a Week

VENICE 2022: With his drag rom-com, the French director truly brings the party to the Lido  

04/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | International Film Critics’ Week

Abel Ferrara • Director of Padre Pio

"This is all happening in a small town where everyone knows everybody and everyone knows what's going on"

Abel Ferrara • Director of Padre Pio

VENICE 2022: We chatted to the US director about his new film, dedicated to the life of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, which features a visceral performance by...  

03/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Giulia Amati • Director of Kristos, The Last Child

"It was important to try to use this story as a parable and give as little historical context as possible"

Giulia Amati • Director of Kristos, The Last Child

VENICE 2022: In the French-Italian director's documentary, Kristos is the last remaining child on a tiny Greek island and has to decide what to make of his...  

03/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Jafar Najafi • Director of Alone

"Children should be living in a joyful, colourful world; they shouldn't be growing up too fast"

Jafar Najafi • Director of Alone

VENICE 2022: The Iranian director talks about his documentary that centres on a child who fights with all his might to stop his sisters from getting married...  

03/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Cecilia Miniucchi • Director of Worlds Apart

"One of the things we can do when we have a lot of time is to think and revaluate ourselves and the people we are with"

Cecilia Miniucchi • Director of Worlds Apart

VENICE 2022: We met up with the director to talk about her film, which homes in on three couples reassessing their relationships, values and priorities  

03/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

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