Interviews

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

5363 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/10/2020. 573 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Lili Horvat • Director of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

"This film is about the role of imagination when we fall in love"

Lili Horvat • Director of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

VENICE 2020: Lili Horvát presented Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, a psychological suspense flick that probes boundaries as a...  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Giovanni Aloi • Director of The Third War

“This is not a Paris movie where people kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower, it’s Paris in war uniform”

Giovanni Aloi • Director of The Third War

VENICE 2020: We asked Giovanni Aloi about his Orizzonti entry The Third War, a film depicting Paris as a city frequented by fully armed soldiers ready for...  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Quentin Dupieux • Director of Mandibles

“I make comedies seriously”

Quentin Dupieux • Director of Mandibles

VENICE 2020: We talked to Quentin Dupieux, the director of Mandibles, about dim-witted protagonists and “creature features”. And Will Ferrell  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Out of Competition

Susanna Nicchiarelli • Director of Miss Marx

“This film is about the private and the public”

Susanna Nicchiarelli • Director of Miss Marx

VENICE 2020: We asked Susanna Nicchiarelli, the director of Miss Marx, about her competition entry hinging on the youngest daughter of the famous thinker  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Sabine Verheyen • Chair, European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee

"Now we have to think how to help the audiovisual sector recover"

Sabine Verheyen • Chair, European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee

VENICE 2020: European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee chair Sabine Verheyen discusses the brand-new LUX Prize, and how institutions can support...  

07/09/2020 | Venice 2020/LUX Award 2020

Nathan Grossman • Director of I Am Greta

“The great thing is that you can’t stage these reactions – you just have to press ‘REC’ on the camera”

Nathan Grossman • Director of I Am Greta

VENICE 2020: We sat down with Nathan Grossman to chat about I Am Greta, world-premiering out of competition, and its global phenomenon of a protagonist  

06/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Out of Competition

Kaouther Ben Hania • Director of The Man Who Sold His Skin

"What does it mean to be free?"

Kaouther Ben Hania • Director of The Man Who Sold His Skin

VENICE 2020: Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania talks about her astonishing work The Man Who Sold His Skin, a European production unveiled in the...  

06/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Andrea Della Monica • Director of James

"We started off by filming the music to capture the essence of the character"

Andrea Della Monica • Director of James

VENICE 2020: Andrea Della Monica talks about his feature debut James, a documentary dedicated to the saxophone player James Senese, whose music fuses...  

06/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Philipp Yuryev • Director of The Whaler Boy

"I felt this is a story of a first love, so it couldn't be depressing"

Philipp Yuryev • Director of The Whaler Boy

VENICE 2020: Russian director Philipp Yuryev talks to us about his feature debut, The Whaler Boy, in which a teenager living in a Russian remote village...  

06/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Claudio Noce • Director of Padrenostro

“As children, we lived in a climate of fear, without much of an explanation from our parents”

Claudio Noce • Director of Padrenostro

VENICE 2020: Italy’s Claudio Noce speaks to us about Padrenostro, in which he takes on a traumatic part of his own childhood  

05/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Lucas Belvaux • Director of Home Front

“It’s a film about the wounds of war rather than the war itself”

Lucas Belvaux • Director of Home Front

Lucas Belvaux talks to us about his latest film, Home Front, showing at the Angouleme Francophone Film Festival and opening the Brussels International Film...  

05/09/2020 | BRIFF 2020

Kamir Aïnouz • Director of Honey Cigar

"A story of a young woman's body torn between two cultures"

Kamir Aïnouz • Director of Honey Cigar

VENICE 2020: French-Algerian director Kamir Aïnouz talked to us about her feature debut, Honey Cigar, which opened the 17th Giornate degli Autori  

05/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Elisa Fuksas • Director of ISola

"Telling a story helps you to forget that it is actually your story"

Elisa Fuksas • Director of ISola

VENICE 2020: Elisa Fuksas talks to us about her documentary iSola, made during the lockdown and filmed entirely on a mobile phone, now selected for the...  

05/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Antonio Pisu • Director of Est

"The journey is the only thing that allows us to empathise and to have a different opinion"

Antonio Pisu • Director of Est

VENICE 2020: Antonio Pisu talks about his spirited and meaningful road movie Est, which opens the Venetian Nights of the 17th Giornate degli Autori  

04/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Giornate degli Autori

Daniele Luchetti • Director of The Ties

“If your parents are wrong, it doesn’t mean you will be right”

Daniele Luchetti • Director of The Ties

VENICE 2020: We talked to Daniele Luchetti, the director of this year’s opening film, The Ties, the first Italian title to kick-start Venice in 11 years  

04/09/2020 | Venice 2020 | Out of Competition

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