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.

 
Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

“Romance is a genre where there is an act of love that has a tragic ending”

Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

Cineuropa found out more about the director’s process of adapting Alena Černá and Martin E Kyšperský’s collection of poetry  

01/09/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Ivan Bakrač  • Director of After the Winter

"I wanted to make a film about friendship, about people who do not care about the past and the war"

Ivan Bakrač • Director of After the Winter

The Montenegrin director discusses his spirited testimony of the young post-war generation, which follows five childhood friends who remain in contact  

01/09/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous  • Writer and director of Patchwork

"Petros wanted to make a film about intergenerational friendship and me, about taboos around motherhood - so we put it together"

Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous • Writer and director of Patchwork

The writer and the director of the psychological drama selected in the East of the West competition discuss the several provocative questions it raises  

01/09/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Karin Julsrud • Dean, Norwegian Film School

“We apply a practice-based and experiential approach, where students develop their knowledge, skills and artistic competence on the floor”

Karin Julsrud • Dean, Norwegian Film School

Our conversation revolved around the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the prestigious Norwegian film school  

01/09/2021 | /Norway

Shawkat Amin Korki  • Director of The Exam

"The problems in the educational system are not an issue only in Kurdistan"

Shawkat Amin Korki • Director of The Exam

The Kurdish director discusses his Crystal Globe competition entry, a tiny drama set in Iraqi Kurdistan about a young woman trying to control her own life  

31/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Gisli Snaer • Director and CEO, London Film School

“We endeavour to attract and support the finest filmmaking talent from around the world”

Gisli Snaer • Director and CEO, London Film School

Our conversation revolved around the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the prestigious British film school  

31/08/2021 | /UK

Éva Katinka Bognár • Head of the Animation MA Programme, MOME Anim

“We focus on education, content development, talent management and production”

Éva Katinka Bognár • Head of the Animation MA Programme, MOME Anim

The head of the Animation MA Programme discussed the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by MOME Anim, one of the most important...  

31/08/2021 | /Hungary

Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

“This year, I felt we returned to focusing on an actual festival and a film market”

Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

The programme director of New Nordic Films assesses the 2021 edition and discusses the current state of Nordic cinema  

31/08/2021 | Haugesund 2021 | New Nordic Films

Miro Remo • Director of At Full Throttle

“I respect reality, but I like to delve further into the possibilities of cinema”

Miro Remo • Director of At Full Throttle

The Slovak documentarian discusses his latest feature-length effort, pushing the boundaries of documentary cinema and playing with styles  

31/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

"I wanted not to give the audience a breather"

Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

The British director tells Cineuropa about the trials and tribulations of making his new, one-take movie  

31/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Marko Grba Singh and Dragana Jovovic • Director and producer of Forget the Ocean, Why Not Try Surfing These Insane River Waves

“The story is deeply connected to my roots”

Marko Grba Singh and Dragana Jovovic • Director and producer of Forget the Ocean, Why Not Try Surfing These Insane River Waves

We chatted to the winners of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at Sarajevo’s CineLink Industry Days to talk through their new project  

30/08/2021 | Sarajevo 2021 | CineLink Industry Days

Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

“These are questions that people don’t usually ask each other”

Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

The director talks to Cineuropa about his film, which hinges on a test that tells us whether we are romantically compatible with our partners  

30/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Lisa Bierwirth • Director of Prince

"Entering the Congolese diaspora is something I found very challenging"

Lisa Bierwirth • Director of Prince

The German director discusses the inspiration behind her feature debut, its making and the challenges she faced  

30/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Charlotte Sieling • Director of Margrete – Queen of the North

“Don’t mention the ending when you write about our film, ever. It should be treated as a crime mystery – ‘The Mystery of False Olof’”

Charlotte Sieling • Director of Margrete – Queen of the North

The Danish director discusses her film about the monarch that ruled Scandinavia  

30/08/2021 | Haugesund 2021

Erika Hníková • Director of Every Single Minute

“I wanted the audience to ask themselves questions like: what do I do for my child?”

Erika Hníková • Director of Every Single Minute

This documentary about a boy being brought up in accordance with the Kameveda method has had its world premiere in the Crystal Globe Competition  

30/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

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