Interviews

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

4397 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 22/03/2019. 520 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Sacha Polak  • Director of Dirty God

"I find it important to fight for what you want, even if it’s difficult to explain what you have in mind"

Sacha Polak • Director of Dirty God

We chatted to Dutch director Sacha Polak just after she opened the 48th IFFR with her tremendous third feature, Dirty God  

24/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Emir Kusturica  • Founder and director, Küstendorf Film and Music Festival

"There is no way for the movies I love to get close to the audience, to be artistic and commercial at the same time"

Emir Kusturica • Founder and director, Küstendorf Film and Music Festival

Cineuropa met up with Emir Kusturica during the 12th Küstendorf Film and Music Festival to discuss his concerns about the future of the cinema  

24/01/2019

Marit van den Elshout  • Head, IFFR Pro CineMart & Hubert Bals Fund

"The audience is looking for something real and meaningful that can stir the mind and the soul"

Marit van den Elshout • Head, IFFR Pro CineMart & Hubert Bals Fund

Cineuropa chatted to Marit van den Elshout, head of IFFR Pro (25-30 January), about what to expect from the industry section of the 48th IFFR  

23/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | IFFR Pro

Bero Beyer  • Director, International Film Festival Rotterdam

"It's important to realise how relevant the emotions are, and how powerful images and narratives convey feelings"

Bero Beyer • Director, International Film Festival Rotterdam

We talked to IFFR director Bero Beyer on the eve of the 48th edition of the Dutch festival in order to further explore what it means to “feel IFFR”  

22/01/2019 | Rotterdam 2019

Seraina Rohrer • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

"One of my main goals is to showcase the diversity of Swiss cinema"

Seraina Rohrer • Director, Solothurn Film Festival

Cineuropa met up with Seraina Rohrer, the director of the Solothurn Film Festival, to discuss the upcoming edition of the festival (24-31 January) and its...  

21/01/2019 | Solothurn 2019

Timo Vuorensola  • Director of Iron Sky: The Coming Race

“Serious doesn’t suit my personality”

Timo Vuorensola • Director of Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Cineuropa met up with Timo Vuorensola, the director of the long-delayed sequel to the 2012 Finnish cult phenomenon, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, on the day of...  

17/01/2019

Paul Brett  • Producer, Flying Tiger

“Chinese producers want to make sure that their movies resonate with the local audience”

Paul Brett • Producer, Flying Tiger

The Chinese Bridging the Dragon market met up with Paul Brett, head of Flying Tiger, one of China's leading media-market research companies for the...  

17/01/2019

Martha Otte  • Director, Tromsø International Film Festival

"I find small festivals in strange places with no industry presence the most exciting"

Martha Otte • Director, Tromsø International Film Festival

Martha Otte, director of the ongoing Tromsø International Film Festival, talks about the joys of putting on a film gathering in the Arctic Circle  

15/01/2019 | Tromsø 2019

Stefan Ruzowitzky  • Director

"A story is all about authenticity – the creation of something unique and meaningful"

Stefan Ruzowitzky • Director

The Chinese Bridging the Dragon market met up with Stefan Ruzowitzky, the director of The Counterfeiters, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film  

10/01/2019

Carlos Fernández de Vigo  • Director of Memorias de un hombre en pijama

"Including sex scenes was a necessary balance"

Carlos Fernández de Vigo • Director of Memorias de un hombre en pijama

Spain's Carlos Fernández de Vigo directs an adaptation of Paco Roca's comic strip Memorias de un hombre en pijama, starring Raúl Arévalo and with music by...  

04/01/2019

Sonia Otto, Arek Gielnik and Dietmar Ratsch • Producers, Indi Film

“We have created a special niche for ourselves in the German documentary landscape”

Sonia Otto, Arek Gielnik and Dietmar Ratsch • Producers, Indi Film

German Films interviewed Sonia Otto, Arek Gielnik and Dietmar Ratsch of Indi Film to know more about their approach to cinema  

28/12/2018

Carolina Hellsgård • Director of Ever After

“A horror movie is a great tool to confront the characters with their own lives”

Carolina Hellsgård • Director of Ever After

German Films interviewed Carolina Hellsgård, whose latest film, the apocalyptic zombie horror and female relationship drama Ever After, took Toronto by storm  

27/12/2018

Luo San • Producer, 1905 Pictures

“European films are starting to be considered more and more attractive to Chinese audiences”

Luo San • Producer, 1905 Pictures

Bridging the Dragon met up with Luo San, the Senior Vice President of 1905 Pictures, China Movie Channel’s production branch, to discuss the industry’s...  

26/12/2018

Anne Sewitsky • Director of Sonja: The White Swan

"Sonja has been the focus of such worship, and for so long, that she doesn’t understand her world is crumbling around her"

Anne Sewitsky • Director of Sonja: The White Swan

Norway's Anne Sewitsky talks to us about her fourth feature film, Sonja: The White Swan, devoted to famous figure skater Sonja Henie, and scheduled for...  

24/12/2018 | Sundance 2019

Olle Agebro • Exhibitor, Fyrisbiografen

"We can always improve every aspect of the cinema-going experience"

Olle Agebro • Exhibitor, Fyrisbiografen

Europa Cinemas interviewed Olle Agebro from Fyrisbiografen, a two-screen cinema in Uppsala, Sweden, which was the first winner of the Europa Cinemas...  

21/12/2018