Interviews

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

4397 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 21/03/2019. 526 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

“Every movie should be made within the DNA of a story”

Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

Cineuropa met up with Danish newcomer Ulaa Salim, who competed in Rotterdam's main competition with his thriller drama Sons of Denmark  

05/02/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

May el-Toukhy  • Director of Queen of Hearts

“It becomes hard to define what is wrong and what is right here”

May el-Toukhy • Director of Queen of Hearts

We chatted to May el-Toukhy, the director and co-writer of Queen of Hearts, which scooped awards at the Göteborg and Sundance Film Festivals  

05/02/2019 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein  • Directors of Swoon

“You should never do what everyone else is doing”

Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein • Directors of Swoon

Cineuropa talked to Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, the makers of Swoon, chosen as this year’s closing film of the Göteborg Film Festival  

05/02/2019 | Göteborg 2019

Jacek Borcuch  • Director of Dolce Fine Giornata

“I wanted Maria to be a metaphor for a Europe that is slowly cracking and falling apart”

Jacek Borcuch • Director of Dolce Fine Giornata

We caught up with Polish director Jacek Borcuch to talk about his new film, Dolce Fine Giornata, after its premiere at Sundance  

01/02/2019 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Clara van Gool  • Director of The Beast in the Jungle

“You can evoke more passion with a dance move than you can with a dialogue”

Clara van Gool • Director of The Beast in the Jungle

We chatted to Dutch director Clara van Gool to get the low-down on her IFFR-screened The Beast in the Jungle, adapted from a Henry James novella  

31/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Mia Engberg  • Director of Lucky One

“I want to make films that only I can make”

Mia Engberg • Director of Lucky One

We chatted to Mia Engberg, who, through art and research, attempts to turn her old documentary subjects into fictional ones in her new film Lucky One  

31/01/2019 | Göteborg 2019

Kenneth Mercken • Director of Coureur

“The storyline’s authenticity was paramount”

Kenneth Mercken • Director of Coureur

Cineuropa sat down with Belgian director Kenneth Mercken to talk about fictionalising his real-life story while preserving its authenticity in Coureur  

30/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Ico Costa  • Director of Alva

“Non-professional actors can always give me something that I had not thought of before”

Ico Costa • Director of Alva

Cineuropa sat down with Portuguese director Ico Costa to talk about defying conventional narrative structure and working with non-professional actors in Alva  

29/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Bright Future Competition

GoCritic! Interview: Miha Mazzini  • Director of Erased

"Somebody had to tackle this subject, and obviously it was me"

GoCritic! Interview: Miha Mazzini • Director of Erased

At the Trieste Film Festival, GoCritic! sat down with Slovenian filmmaker Miha Mazzini to talk about the tricky subject he deals with in his latest film, Erased  

28/01/2019 | GoCritic! | Trieste 2019

Eloy Domínguez Serén  • Director of Hamada

"I would always ask them if they fancied filming, and if they said yes, they decided what they wanted to shoot"

Eloy Domínguez Serén • Director of Hamada

We spoke to Eloy Domínguez Serén, the director of Hamada, which is taking part in the Nordic Documentary Competition at the Göteborg Film Festival this week  

28/01/2019 | Göteborg 2019

Ena Sendijarević  • Director of Take Me Somewhere Nice

"We can become anyone we want once we realise that we can construct our own reality"

Ena Sendijarević • Director of Take Me Somewhere Nice

We chatted to emerging director-scriptwriter Ena Sendijarević to find out more about her debut feature exploring the East-West dichotomy, Take Me Somewhere Nice  

27/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Claude-Éric Poiroux • General delegate, Premiers Plans Film Festival

"There's a pleasurable dimension to film festivals that mustn't be neglected"

Claude-Éric Poiroux • General delegate, Premiers Plans Film Festival

Claude-Éric Poiroux talks about young European talent at the 31st Premiers Plans Film Festival in Angers (25 January to 3 February)  

25/01/2019 | Festivals | France

Anke Blondé • Director of The Best of Dorien B.

"Dorien struggles to re-invent herself and to take back control of her own dreams"

Anke Blondé • Director of The Best of Dorien B.

We met up with Belgian director Anke Blondé, who is presenting her debut feature, The Best of Dorien B., at Rotterdam Film Festival  

25/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Big Screen Competition

Miia Tervo  • Director of Aurora

“The way I see it, there aren’t many normal people around”

Miia Tervo • Director of Aurora

We met up with Finland’s Miia Tervo, the director of this year’s Göteborg opener, Aurora, a romantic comedy that’s not afraid to go dark  

25/01/2019 | Göteborg 2019

Inke Van Loocke  • Manager, CineMart and Rotterdam Lab

"We want to create a market experience that meets the needs and ambitions of our selected projects"

Inke Van Loocke • Manager, CineMart and Rotterdam Lab

With the 36th CineMart poised to run from 27-30 January, Inke Van Loocke, manager of CineMart and Rotterdam Lab, offers an overview of both of the leading...  

24/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | IFFR Pro