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 15/10/2021. 635 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Harry Wootliff  • Director of True Things

“I love music and image; I definitely try to work out how I can make space and have music in the film”

Harry Wootliff • Director of True Things

VENICE 2021: We met the rising British filmmaker on the occasion of her second feature’s premiere at Venice, where she expounded on shaping performances as...  

06/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Michelangelo Frammartino • Director of Il buco

“We descended 400 metres to film the ungovernable”

Michelangelo Frammartino • Director of Il buco

VENICE 2021: The Italian director joined up with a group of speleologists in a Calabrian cave to recreate the expedition dating back to 1961  

06/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Matteo Tortone  • Director of Mother Lode

“As soon as I knew that the story would be set in Peru, I wanted to limit the exotic vision we normally have of the country”

Matteo Tortone • Director of Mother Lode

VENICE 2021: The Italian director unpicks his black-and-white social drama that follows a young man willing to sacrifice his life in a gold mine in Peru  

06/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | International Film Critics’ Week

Serge Mirzabekiantz • Director of Dark Heart of the Forest

“The forest brings mystery and ambivalence, which shifts the narrative”

Serge Mirzabekiantz • Director of Dark Heart of the Forest

The Belgian filmmaker tells us about his first feature, a sensitive and bewitching drama about the unexpected encounter between two wounded children...  

05/09/2021 | BRIFF 2021

Iván Fund   • Director of Dusk Stone

"What caught my attention was the possibility for these people to believe in something"

Iván Fund • Director of Dusk Stone

VENICE 2021: The Argentinian director presents his new film which depicts a couple who have lost their young son, and the tragic way in which they process...  

05/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Umberto Contarello  • Director of Parole

"I've always made films about myself"

Umberto Contarello • Director of Parole

VENICE 2021: The Italian screenwriter makes the leap in front of the camera and speaks off the cuff about himself, his work and the great directors he has...  

05/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli autori

Chen Guan  • Director of Shen Kong

"I wanted to make a film about how one tries to fill up every second of 24 hours"

Chen Guan • Director of Shen Kong

VENICE 2021: The Chinese helmer is presenting his feature debut, in which a boy and a girl wander the streets of a Chinese city during lockdown, in search...  

05/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Yuri Ancarani  • Director of Atlantide

“I wanted to create something beautiful; we are not used to beautiful things any more”

Yuri Ancarani • Director of Atlantide

VENICE 2021: In his film, the Italian director focuses on a group of teenagers, showing a side of Venice that normally remains hidden to outsiders  

04/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

"Producers, funds, distributors, festivals and platforms have a new tool for scouting projects from these regions"

Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

VENICE 2021: An interview with the coordinator and one of the experts behind the professional platform designed to support South-South co-productions,...  

04/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Venice Production Bridge

Thomas Kruithof  • Director of Promises

“This is a battlefield where each character is a soldier with a territory to defend, and where only the viewer has the full picture”

Thomas Kruithof • Director of Promises

VENICE 2021: Unlike some of his characters, the French director reflects on the more complex aspects of things  

03/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Samereh Rezaie • Actress and director

“Cinemas and cultural centres have been closed”

Samereh Rezaie • Actress and director

The Afghan artist talks about how important it is for the international community to continue supporting women and human rights in Afghanistan  

03/09/2021 | /Afghanistan

Václav Kadrnka  • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

"To convey the personal experience my film is based on, I developed a very specific cinematic language"

Václav Kadrnka • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

The Czech filmmaker discusses the third instalment in what he describes as his “Absence of a Loved One” trilogy, which has competed for the Crystal Globe  

03/09/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Magdalena Gajewska • Director of The Cracks

“The image of motherhood that exists in the public space just started to piss me off”

Magdalena Gajewska • Director of The Cracks

The Polish director reveals she got free ice-cream after world-premiering her short at EFP’s Future Frames at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  

02/09/2021 | Future Frames 2021

Andrea Segre  • Director of Welcome Venice

"The huge influx of people who want to come and visit Venice has very serious consequences for its residents"

Andrea Segre • Director of Welcome Venice

VENICE 2021: Ten years after Shun Li and the Poet, the director is back with a new film, a tale of the conflict between two brothers faced with the dramatic...  

02/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Peter Kerekes • Director of 107 Mothers

“Life has nothing to do with logic”

Peter Kerekes • Director of 107 Mothers

VENICE 2021: Making its way into Orizzonti, this movie is not your usual documentary – and not your usual fiction film either  

01/09/2021 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

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