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

4290 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/01/2019. 511 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

Thomas Vinterberg  • Director

“This film was very far from what I normally do”

Thomas Vinterberg • Director

We sat down with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg to discuss his approach to his new movie, Kursk, which world-premiered at Toronto and is now playing at...  

04/10/2018 | Zurich 2018

Simon Jaquemet • Director

"I'm interested in exploring characters who are at war with themselves"

Simon Jaquemet • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We talked to Swiss director Simon Jaquemet about his second long-awaited feature film The Innocent, screened in competition at the festival  

04/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Paolo Virzì • Director

"A new generation of Italian cinema was born here in La Maddalena thanks to the Solinas Award"

Paolo Virzì • Director

We have met up with Paolo Virzì, who run a fun event with the public, followed by a screening of what went on behind the scenes of Magical Nights, at the...  


Jean-Yves Bloch, Silvia Cibien, Maxime Lacour, William Page, Weerada Sucharitkul  • EuroVoD

"From now on, we will focus on promoting VoD in Europe and defending European audiovisual works"

Jean-Yves Bloch, Silvia Cibien, Maxime Lacour, William Page, Weerada Sucharitkul • EuroVoD

At the Venice Film Festival, Cineuropa met up with EuroVoD’s board of directors, who offered us some new perspectives on a market in a state of radical upheaval  


Zviad Eliziani  • Manager, Batumi International Art-house Film Festival

"Georgia can be a perfect meeting point for film industries from the East and the West"

Zviad Eliziani • Manager, Batumi International Art-house Film Festival

We spoke to Batumi International Art-house Film Festival manager Zviad Eliziani about the Georgian gathering’s development and its future plans  


Andrea Magnani • Director

"A quasi-dead person carrying around a dead person is a perfect metaphor to talk about suffering"

Andrea Magnani • Director

We met up with the director of Easy, Andrea Magnani, at Naples Film Festival, to talk about the birth of the first Italy-Ukraine co-production and his...  


Xacio Baño • Director

"I didn't want to do things I'd already done with the shorts"

Xacio Baño • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Galician director Xacio Baño, one of the most respected voices in the Spanish short filmmaking scene, talks about his first feature, Trot  

02/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Hadrian Marcu  • Director

“Once you have the right actors, the way you work with them becomes natural”

Hadrian Marcu • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Hadrian Marcu debuts as a feature-film director with A Decent Man, a smart, sensitive and confident work about a regular but troubled...  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Paolo Genovese • Director

"Remakes are a lost opportunity"

Paolo Genovese • Director

A guest at Naples Film Festival, Paolo Genovese talked to us about his upcoming film, set in New York, and the various remakes of his successful film...  


Ismet Sijarina  • Director

"These were the years when we didn’t live, but merely existed"

Ismet Sijarina • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We chatted to Kosovar director Ismet Sijarina, whose debut feature, Cold November, has just world-premiered in the New Directors section  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Matthias Huser, Tolga Dilsiz  • Director, producer

"What is really important is the energy that lies beneath the surface in people we work with"

Matthias Huser, Tolga Dilsiz • Director, producer

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Director Matthias Huser and producer Tolga Dilsiz discuss The Jungle, which won the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the...  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Industry

Claire Denis  • Director

“This is a film about love, loneliness and tenderness”

Claire Denis • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: One of the most highly respected and celebrated European filmmakers, Claire Denis, discusses the details of High Life, her entry in this...  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Koldo Almandoz • Director

“The challenge was making a conventional film.”

Koldo Almandoz • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Basque director Koldo Almandoz was in San Sebastián to present his second film, The Deer, just days before its release in Spain  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

León Siminiani • Director

“You have to be willing to let the film find its way”

León Siminiani • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Spanish director León Siminiani has presented his new film, Notes For a Heist Film, a return to his unique blend of experimentation,...  

01/10/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Isaki Lacuesta  • Director

“I think it’s great to live and work with different kinds of people”

Isaki Lacuesta • Director

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Isaki Lacuesta makes a return visit to San Sebastián’s official competition with Between Two Waters, a sequel of sorts to The Legend of Time  

29/09/2018 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition