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.

 
Merawi Gerima • Director of Residue

"Gentrification is a symptom of a much larger problem of our powerlessness as black people"

Merawi Gerima • Director of Residue

VENICE 2020: With his feature debut Residue, director Merawi Gerima takes an in-depth look at the burning issues triggering the Black Lives Matter movement  

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

Ivan Ikic • Director of Oasis

"My challenge was to make people with mental disabilities play fictional roles, not themselves"

Ivan Ikic • Director of Oasis

VENICE 2020: Serbia's Ivan Ikić presents his second feature Oasis, which tells the story of a love triangle within the walls of an institution for young...  

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

Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert • Directors of Never Gonna Snow Again

“We wanted to make a film that cannot be classified”

Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert • Directors of Never Gonna Snow Again

VENICE 2020: We met up with Polish helmer Małgorzata Szumowska and her long-time collaborator Michał Englert to talk about their competition title Never...  

09/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Ana Rocha de Sousa • Director of Listen

"Money doesn't ever substitute love in this life"

Ana Rocha de Sousa • Director of Listen

VENICE 2020: We talked to Portuguese actress turned director Ana Rocha de Sousa about her film Listen, centred on a struggling couple fighting to retain...  

09/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Ivan I Tverdovsky • Director of Conference

"That terrible moment was a story that couldn't not be told"

Ivan I Tverdovsky • Director of Conference

VENICE 2020: In Conference, Russia's Ivan I Tverdovskiy depicts a controversial commemoration of the 2002 terrorist attack on the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow  

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

Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber • Director and writer of Pieces of a Woman

“I can't tell you how grateful I am to my cast”

Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber • Director and writer of Pieces of a Woman

VENICE 2020: We spoke to Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber, the director and writer of Pieces of a Woman, one of the titles taking part in this year's Golden...  

09/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Peter Marcias • Director of Nilde Iotti, il tempo delle donne

"A well-rounded character who was close to the Italian citizens, engaging in a different kind of politics"

Peter Marcias • Director of Nilde Iotti, il tempo delle donne

VENICE 2020: Peter Marcias dedicates his documentary Nilde Iotti, il tempo delle donne to the great Italian politician, one of the 20th century's leading...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Giorgia Farina • Director of Romantic Guide to Lost Places

"A romantic relationship between a man and a woman that develops in a rather unusual way"

Giorgia Farina • Director of Romantic Guide to Lost Places

VENICE 2020: Giorgia Farina talks about her new film by Romantic Guide to Lost Places, starring Jasmine Trinca and Clive Owen, presented as a special event...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio  • Directors of Una promessa

"Out in the fields, the day labourers die shrouded in invisibility and oblivion, like the desaparecidos"

Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio • Directors of Una promessa

VENICE 2020: Brothers Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio talk to us about their second fiction film Una promessa, about a father and a son reduced to slave...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

"In a changing world, we have to adapt our policy"

Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, talks about independent distribution in Italy, where the health crisis has accelerated some trends  

08/09/2020 | /Italy

Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid • Directors of Shorta

“We’re a little like two bodies with one voice on set”

Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid • Directors of Shorta

VENICE 2020: We talked to Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid about their film Shorta, centred on a police incident in contemporary Denmark and playing...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics' Week

Milo Rau • Director of The New Gospel

"The first black Jesus film in the European film history"

Milo Rau • Director of The New Gospel

VENICE 2020: With The New Gospel, Swiss director Milo Rau adapts the Bible to the present day, depicting immigrants reduced to slave labour, and the fight...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Philippe Lacôte • Director of Night of the Kings

"What interests me is how the power of words manages to make violence step back"

Philippe Lacôte • Director of Night of the Kings

VENICE 2020: The French-Ivorian filmmaker Philippe Lacôte talks to us about his fascinating feature Night of the Kings, a multi-dimensional prison film...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi • Directors of 50 - Santarcangelo Festival

"A festival reaching out into the future of the performing arts"

Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi • Directors of 50 - Santarcangelo Festival

VENICE 2020: Documentarians Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi celebrate the 50th birthday of the Italian performing-arts festival with 50 - Santarcangelo...  

08/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Mauro Mancini • Director of Thou Shalt Not Hate

“I wanted what the characters don’t say to one another to be more important than what they do say”

Mauro Mancini • Director of Thou Shalt Not Hate

VENICE 2020: Cineuropa interviewed Mauro Mancini, the director of Thou Shalt Not Hate, the only Italian film in competition in International Critics’ Week  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics’ Week

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