Interviews

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

5991 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/10/2021. 635 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Luca Rea  • Director of Django & Django

“Corbucci wasn’t really considered an artist or an auteur. But that’s what he was and it’s evident in his westerns”

Luca Rea • Director of Django & Django

VENICE 2021: The Italian documentary celebrates the man behind the iconic pairing of Franco Nero and a coffin  

09/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Out of Competition

Ameer Fakher Eldin  • Director of The Stranger

"It's a character study of a man who is a stranger in his own community"

Ameer Fakher Eldin • Director of The Stranger

VENICE 2021: Fifty years after the Israeli occupation of the territories of the Golan Heights, the director depicts the inner conflict of a man who desires...  

09/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Michale Boganim  • Director of The Forgotten Ones

"There is a whole segment of the population that was abandoned during the construction of Israel"

Michale Boganim • Director of The Forgotten Ones

VENICE 2021: The French-Israeli director helms a road movie exploring the past and meeting the various generations of the Mizrahim, or Jews from the Arab...  

09/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Fred De Loof  • Director of Totem

"I was looking for a very classic film effect to counterbalance the slightly heavy-handed humour and endless teasing"

Fred De Loof • Director of Totem

We spent a bit of time with the Belgian filmmaker who spoke to us about his off-the-wall first feature film, which is a deliciously coarse comedy shot on a...  

09/09/2021 | BRIFF 2021

Alessandro Capitani  • Director of I nostri fantasmi

"The key to this film is that in life, you always get a second chance"

Alessandro Capitani • Director of I nostri fantasmi

VENICE 2021: The writer-director talks to us about his film, which tells the story of a father and his young son who hide away in the attic of a house,...  

08/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Bianca Stigter  • Director of Three Minutes - A Lengthening

"I got the chance to pay my respects to all the people that we see in the movie"

Bianca Stigter • Director of Three Minutes - A Lengthening

VENICE 2021: The Dutch historian uses an amateur clip lasting three minutes, filmed in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland, as her starting point to craft a...  

08/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Stefano Mordini  • Director of The Catholic School

“I wanted to bring this story forwards to the present day and make it everyone’s responsibility”

Stefano Mordini • Director of The Catholic School

VENICE 2021: Based on a true crime which unfolded in 1975, the Italian director talks to us about his film which is screening Out of Competition  

08/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Out of Competition

Gábor Fabricius • Director of Erasing Frank

“I don't think it's possible to recreate something real by building a set; the right sets have to be found”

Gábor Fabricius • Director of Erasing Frank

VENICE 2021: This black-and-white drama about the abusive method of the Hungarian regime in the 1980s also reflects the present  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | International Film Critics’ Week

Eric Gravel • Director of Full Time

“Laure Calamy has the rare capacity to express drama and comedy at the same time”

Eric Gravel • Director of Full Time

VENICE 2021: The new movie from the filmmaker has as a protagonist an ambitious woman trying to combine family and work  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Laura Bispuri  • Director of The Peacock's Paradise

“You are all invited to sit down at the table with my family of protagonists”

Laura Bispuri • Director of The Peacock's Paradise

VENICE 2021: The Italian director breaks down her “difficult third work”, her relationship with actress Alba Rohrwacher and more  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Leonardo Di Costanzo  • Director of The Inner Cage

“Just like a documentary, at a certain point my research began to turn into a dramaturgy”

Leonardo Di Costanzo • Director of The Inner Cage

VENICE 2021: The Italian director speaks to us about his latest film, which is imbued with a suspenseful atmosphere and theatrical tones, and is led by Toni...  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Out of Competition

Valentyn Vasyanovych  • Director of Reflection

“Inhuman torture takes place not somewhere far away, but right here in Europe”

Valentyn Vasyanovych • Director of Reflection

VENICE 2021: There is no looking away in this, the latest take on the ongoing war in Ukraine, which comes on the heels of Atlantis  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Xavier Giannoli  • Director of Lost Illusions

“As a filmmaker, I hope that the audience can see the beauty of this civilisation, but also the cruelty”

Xavier Giannoli • Director of Lost Illusions

VENICE 2021: With his adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s work, a long obsession is finally put to rest, with the director revisiting “the matrix of the modern...  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman  • Directors of Californie

"Our guideline is always realism"

Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman • Directors of Californie

VENICE 2021: The third film (and first fiction feature) made as a joint effort by the two directors was born as a sort of spin-off of their previous...  

07/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Antoine Barraud  • Director of Madeleine Collins

"For those people who lie, life is always scary"

Antoine Barraud • Director of Madeleine Collins

VENICE 2021: The French director presents his third feature, toplined by Virginie Efira as a woman who leads a double life immersed in secrets and lies  

07/09/2021 | Venise 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

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