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.

 
Roberta Torre • Director of Le Favolose

"Being remembered for what you were is a universal right"

Roberta Torre • Director of Le Favolose

VENICE 2022: The director talks about her new film that straddles reality and fiction, in which five trans friends reminisce about a friend of theirs who is...  

02/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka • Directors of Stonewalling

"We decided to observe the behaviour, the emotions and the changes in a woman during the months she was pregnant"

Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka • Directors of Stonewalling

VENICE 2022: The Chinese-Japanese duo talk about their film, starring a young woman who, after she finds out she's pregnant, decides to take her destiny...  

02/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Mark Cousins • Director of The March on Rome

"Cinema has told many lies from the very beginning, but this film is also a celebration of good cinema"

Mark Cousins • Director of The March on Rome

VENICE 2022: On the centenary of the event that marked the start of the fascist regime in Italy, the director's new documentary reflects on the manipulation...  

02/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Roberto De Paolis • Director of Princess

“My film is a look at a reality present everywhere in Europe”

Roberto De Paolis • Director of Princess

VENICE 2022: We talked to the Italian director about the extraordinary character played by Glory Kevin and how he conceived the film together with her  

02/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Wissam Charaf • Director of Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

"I didn't want it to be one hour and a half of social film on the suffering of people"

Wissam Charaf • Director of Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

VENICE 2022: The French-Lebanese director talks to us about his second feature, a love story involving an immigrant from Ethiopia and a Syrian refugee set...  

01/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Juraj Lerotić  • Director of Safe Place

“My film is about a traumatic event, a sudden rift in everyday life, a loss of control”

Juraj Lerotić • Director of Safe Place

We got the chance to talk to the director of the Cineuropa Award-winning film, the protagonist of which is caught between the unlimited support of his...  

31/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Competition

Óskar Kristinn Vignisson  • Director of Free Men

“I made this film not for the festivals, but for my parents”

Óskar Kristinn Vignisson • Director of Free Men

We sat down with the Next Nordic Generation winner at Haugesund to have a chinwag about his graduation short and what the jury called its “absurd manner”  

30/08/2022 | Haugesund 2022

Marysia Nikitiuk  • Director of Cherry Blossoms

“CineLink, the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Eurimages Award have given me the hope and strength to continue making films”

Marysia Nikitiuk • Director of Cherry Blossoms

We spoke to the winner of the Eurimages Special Co-production Development Award about her film, which follows the meeting of survivors from the...  

29/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | CineLink Industry Days

Thanasis Neofotistos • Director of The Boy With the Light-blue Eyes

“I found the jury’s description of the film as a ‘modern fable’ very insightful and descriptive of what we aspire to create”

Thanasis Neofotistos • Director of The Boy With the Light-blue Eyes

We spoke to the winner of this year’s Eurimages Co-production Development Award at Sarajevo’s CineLink Industry Days about his fascinating-sounding new project  

29/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | CineLink Industry Days

Gabrielle Rozing  • Sales agent, Fortissimo Films

“We’re handling fewer and fewer films, and we follow more of a ‘boutique-like’ approach”

Gabrielle Rozing • Sales agent, Fortissimo Films

We sat down with the Dutch outfit’s general manager to discuss its editorial strategies and its line-up, among other topics  

25/08/2022 | /Netherlands

Vedrana Pribačić, Mirta Puhlovski  • Director and screenwriter of Bigger than Trauma

"We wanted to show the healing process of the women traumatised by war and rape, but from their inner person"

Vedrana Pribačić, Mirta Puhlovski • Director and screenwriter of Bigger than Trauma

The Croatian film about female victims of war crimes won the Human Rights Award in the festival's Documentary Competition, and its creators talk to us about it  

24/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Documentary Competition

Igor Ivanko  • Director of Fragile Memory

"The film archive of my grandfather (and cinematographer) is unique because it is a personal as well a professional one"

Igor Ivanko • Director of Fragile Memory

The Ukrainian filmmaker talks about what's behind his work, which has just received the Special Jury Award in the festival's Documentary Competition  

24/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Documentary Competition

Matthias Helwig • Director, Fünf Seen Filmfestival

“We have to start almost from scratch to inspire people to come and watch films – and I am ready to do so”

Matthias Helwig • Director, Fünf Seen Filmfestival

The head honcho of the Fünf Seen Filmfestival, perched on the outskirts of Munich, tells us more about its focus on movies from the German-speaking world  

24/08/2022 | /Germany

Helena Maksyom • Director

“As a serving member of the Ukrainian military, I am a soldier first and a filmmaker second”

Helena Maksyom • Director

We talked with the co-director of Everything Will Not Be Fine, who is currently fighting in the Ukrainian army, about her war experiences and filmmaking future  

24/08/2022 | /Romania/Ukraine

Noemi Veronika Szakonyi  • Director of Six Weeks

"The six-week adoption law in Hungary is a very suspenseful situation for a film"

Noemi Veronika Szakonyi • Director of Six Weeks

The Hungarian filmmaker discusses her film, which follows a young mother of an unwanted child who has six weeks to change her mind and get her child back,...  

23/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Competition

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