Interviews

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

6691 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 02/12/2022. 628 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Basil Khalil • Director of A Gaza Weekend

“I think with comedy, you can reach people who wouldn't otherwise want to hear stories from a place with such tough issues”

Basil Khalil • Director of A Gaza Weekend

In his first feature, the London-based Palestinian director parodies the situation in Gaza by crafting a satirical and irreverent comedy  

19/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Discovery

Carlos Vermut • Director of Manticore

"Making films about monstrous characters is rather appealing"

Carlos Vermut • Director of Manticore

With his fourth feature film, the director goes even further in unsettling audiences, demonstrating that his is not an accommodating career or one for all...  

16/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Contemporary World Cinema

Juan Diego Botto • Director of On the Fringe

“Your primary obligation when making cinema is not to be boring”

Juan Diego Botto • Director of On the Fringe

The actor makes his feature-length directorial debut with a social drama starring Penélope Cruz, which premiered at Venice and is now stopping over in San...  

16/09/2022 | San Sebastián 2022 | Perlak

Cesc Gay • Director of Stories Not to Be Told

“I felt as if I had this big orchestra of musicians, and I had to be the conductor”

Cesc Gay • Director of Stories Not to Be Told

In his new comedy, the Spanish director uses an episodic structure to tell several unusual love stories  

16/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Special Presentations

Damian Kocur • Director of Bread and Salt

“Cinema for me is not recounting events or telling a story; it happens on an emotional level”

Damian Kocur • Director of Bread and Salt

VENICE 2022: Cineuropa chatted with the Polish director, whose stellar debut feature explores what violence is and what it means to participate in it  

14/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Guy Davidi • Director of Innocence

“Being a child growing up in Israel is a journey”

Guy Davidi • Director of Innocence

VENICE 2022: The director talks to us about his poetic and powerful documentary, about young Israelis who died during compulsory military service  

14/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Laura Citarella • Director of Trenque Lauquen

“I think that maybe there is not just one reference I used; there is a whole map of books”

Laura Citarella • Director of Trenque Lauquen

VENICE 2022: We spoke to the rising Argentinian filmmaker about her new four-hour-and-ten-minute work, which follows an amateur sleuth’s investigation into...  

14/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti

Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji • Director of Hanging Gardens

“I think the new generation will accept this film; the radicals will be upset”

Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji • Director of Hanging Gardens

VENICE 2022: Inspired by De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, the Iraqi director takes a look at his “unbalanced” home country  

14/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Orizzonti Extra

Véronique Jadin • Director of Employee of the Month

"There aren’t many references when it comes to women directors making comedy"

Véronique Jadin • Director of Employee of the Month

The Belgian filmmaker spoke to us about her feminist comedy following in the footsteps of a model employee who turns serial killer  

14/09/2022 | BIFFF 2022

Carmen Jaquier • Director of Thunder

"I needed to rewrite history, to create a powerful ancestor capable of inspiring me today"

Carmen Jaquier • Director of Thunder

The director spoke to us about her compelling portrayal of a character who fights for freedom to love, which society would rather censor forever  

13/09/2022 | Toronto 2022 | Platform

Steve Buscemi • Director of The Listener

"Just the act of listening can be huge, to make a connection with someone and let them feel they can be supported"

Steve Buscemi • Director of The Listener

VENICE 2022: The US actor-director talked to us about his fifth feature behind the camera, starring Tessa Thompson  

13/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Giornate degli Autori

Rudy Buttignol • Moderator of Main Pitch and Work in Progress sections, AJD Industry Days

“AJD Industry Days brings a whole spectrum of stories from countries we have not heard from before”

Rudy Buttignol • Moderator of Main Pitch and Work in Progress sections, AJD Industry Days

The independent broadcasting executive with over five decades of experience talks to us about his work at the first edition of the Al Jazeera Documentary...  

13/09/2022 | AJB DOC 2022

Lav Diaz • Director of When the Waves Are Gone

“I consider my kind of filmmaking like writing a novel: I create real characters, the characters are fleshed out, and we see them living in the film”

Lav Diaz • Director of When the Waves Are Gone

VENICE 2022: We spoke to the Filipino auteur – famous for his epic-length works – about his long-awaited new feature, a revenge story set amidst the...  

13/09/2022 | Venice 2022 | Out of Competition

Robert Tomić Zuber & Vladan _Petković  • Festival Director and Festival Programmer of RAFF

"Rab Film Festival is focusing on investigative cinema in broader sense and our VIP is the audience"

Robert Tomić Zuber & Vladan _Petković • Festival Director and Festival Programmer of RAFF

12/09/2022 | Euro Film Fest

Jasmin Basic  • Head of fiction International Film Festival and Human Rights Forum Geneva

"As a human rights festival it took us a lot of time and effort to get the full support of the cinema"

Jasmin Basic • Head of fiction International Film Festival and Human Rights Forum Geneva

Jasmin Basic explains how to deal with partners and discusses the importance of the films’ quality  

12/09/2022 | Euro Film Fest

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