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.

 
Dominik Mencej  • Director of Riders

"This is the Slovenian version of Easy Rider, structured like a memory of recent times"

Dominik Mencej • Director of Riders

The Slovenian filmmaker talks about how he looked back at the recent past of the Balkans while drawing inspiration from Dennis Hopper's landmark film  

23/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Competition

Aida Begic  • Director of A Ballad

"I wanted to make a love story and experiment with everything that is 'forbidden' in arthouse cinema"

Aida Begic • Director of A Ballad

The Bosnian filmmaker tried her hand at romantic comedy for the first time in her latest film, which opened the Sarajevo Film Festival  

23/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Competition

Marta Smerechynska • Director of Diary of a Bride of Christ

“When something is so familiar to you, somehow you don't even think about it or discuss it very deeply”

Marta Smerechynska • Director of Diary of a Bride of Christ

The Ukrainian director gives us the background to the story of her family, and particularly her younger sister, who became a nun  

23/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Documentary Competition

Paul Negoescu  • Director of Men of Deeds

“There is no money for writing in Romania”

Paul Negoescu • Director of Men of Deeds

We talked to the Romanian director about his fourth feature, the lack of professional screenwriters in his country’s film industry and what’s next for him  

22/08/2022 | Sarajevo 2022 | Competition

Kilian Riedhof • Director of You Will Not Have My Hate

"Three countries made this film as a European answer to terrorism. We have to stay together"

Kilian Riedhof • Director of You Will Not Have My Hate

In his film, the German director celebrates love  

22/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Piazza Grande

André Schäfer • Director of Everything About Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth.

"And this is how a novel has to be in my opinion, it has to capture, to swallow you"

André Schäfer • Director of Everything About Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth.

The German filmmaker presents a warm-hearted and formally intriguing portrait of Swiss author Martin Suter  

22/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Piazza Grande

Kaspar Kasics  • Director of Erica Jong: Breaking the Walls

“That’s what I learnt from Erica Jong: to be honest”

Kaspar Kasics • Director of Erica Jong: Breaking the Walls

The Swiss director takes on the legacy of Erica Jong, the American writer behind the 1973 novel Fear of Flying  

19/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Out of Competition

Kristína Aschenbrennerová • Programme manager, Pop Up Film Residency

“Pop Up Film Residency Eurimages aims to create more space for women in the industry by providing support to the experienced filmmakers”

Kristína Aschenbrennerová • Programme manager, Pop Up Film Residency

The programme manager talks about the latest updates of the hub in the European film industry  

16/08/2022 | /Czech Republic/Hungary/Poland/Slovakia

Ruth Mader • Director of Serviam – I Will Serve

“Girls can also be violent”

Ruth Mader • Director of Serviam – I Will Serve

The Austrian director wonders how far one can go in the name of God, and if it’s even worth it  

16/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Patricia Mazuy • Director of Saturn Bowling

"I had to embrace the subject, and to show courage"

Patricia Mazuy • Director of Saturn Bowling

The French director discusses her very dark film noir with a very scary protagonist  

16/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Alessandro Comodin • Director of The Adventures of Gigi the Law

"The film is in a way a tribute to these typical village characters"

Alessandro Comodin • Director of The Adventures of Gigi the Law

In his latest film, awarded with the festival's Special Jury Prize, the Italian filmmaker explores the boundaries between fiction and documentary  

15/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Valentin Merz • Director of De noche los gatos son pardos

"I wanted the actors and their characters to have enough space to explore their own desires"

Valentin Merz • Director of De noche los gatos son pardos

With his debut feature, the Swiss filmmaker brings us into a mysterious world of desire, revolt and lightness  

15/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Ann Oren • Director of Piaffe

"I was very much interested in the psychology of dressage, in the relationship between rider and horse"

Ann Oren • Director of Piaffe

The Israeli-born, Berlin-based filmmaker discusses her formally ambitious first feature film  

15/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Tereza Nvotová • Director of Nightsiren

“We realised that many of our beloved traditions exist to preserve the status quo”

Tereza Nvotová • Director of Nightsiren

The Slovak filmmaker talks about her film, which deals with conservative traditions, the patriarchy and female empowerment, and just won the Golden Leopard...  

15/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

Caterina Mona • Director of Semret

"We wanted to concentrate on the people and the camera had to follow them"

Caterina Mona • Director of Semret

The Swiss filmmaker discusses her film, a portrait of an Eritrean woman's delicate balancing act between her wish to preserve her old habits and her need to...  

12/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Piazza Grande

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