Video interviews

Cineuropa's video interviews. Discover or re-discover interviews with directors, actors, producers, distributors and other European professionals. In this section, you can find our video interviews with the Shooting Stars and Producers on the Move, as selected by European Film Promotion.

1685 video interviews available in total starting from 30/08/2002. Last updated on 05/12/2022. 111 video interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

Mona J Hoel • Director of Night

"I developed this story out of my own experience of domestic violence"

Mona J Hoel • Director of Night by Ana Stanic

The Norwegian director discusses her newest feature, which portrays the struggles of a married woman who is forced to travel to the faraway place where her...  

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

"The way out of revenge, of being hurt and feeling devastated, is forgiveness"

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt by Ana Stanic

The Italian filmmaker talks about his first feature, which follows the journey through loss and suffering of a widow of a worker who died from an...  

Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me

"My lead character’s fate is a sort of metaphor for the revisionism of history in the Balkans, but also in Europe"

Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me by Ana Stanic

The Slovenian director talks about his fourth feature, a film about redemption and the relations between Slovenians and immigrants from other parts of...  

Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

"This story and these characters, who are forced to invent a completely new language, challenged me in my use of film language"

Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On by Ana Stanic

The Albanian director discusses his film, which follows two identical deaf-mute twin brothers who discover they will also progressively and irreversibly...  

Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart

"This story is ultimately about friendship between two women"

Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart by Ana Stanic

The Israeli-born Dutch director talks about her film, a psychologically mercilessly tense tale about two dancers who understand each other without words  

Adrian Goiginger • Director of The Fox

"Taking care of the fox cub kept my great-grandfather sane in the midst of the horrible events he witnessed"

Adrian Goiginger • Director of The Fox by Ana Stanic

We met up with the Austrian director to discuss his great-grandfather’s personal experience during the Second World War, a story which became the centre of...  

Filip Heraković • Director of Pelican

"This is a coming-of-age story, but with an adult"

Filip Heraković • Director of Pelican by Ana Stanic

This Croatian filmmaker discusses his film about the existential pursuit of an injured footballer in a spa resort, which received a Special Jury Prize in...  

Hilmar Oddsson, Hera Hilmar • Director of and actress in Driving Mum

"All good comedies are also tragedies"

Hilmar Oddsson, Hera Hilmar • Director of and actress in Driving Mum by Ana Stanic

We met up with the Icelandic director and his daughter, and actress in his latest film, to talk about inspiration and characters  

J-P Valkeapää • Director of Hit Big

"While writing this script during lockdown, in this atmosphere where you were scared of dying, I realised that this film was about the end of the world"

J-P Valkeapää • Director of Hit Big by Ana Stanic

We met up with the Finnish director and talked about his inspirations when writing and creating his new film  

Mila Turajlic • Director of Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

"It was very important for me to show how the story is put together in the film, that the story didn’t exist prior to it"

Mila Turajlic • Director of Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels by Ana Stanic

The Serbian director discusses the second part of her dyptich of documentaries, which re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement during the era of...  

Lea Glob • Director of Apolonia, Apolonia

"I try to find imagery that represents what the world looks like from our perspective as young women"

Lea Glob • Director of Apolonia, Apolonia by Ana Stanic

The Danish filmmaker discusses her IDFA-winning documentary, centred on French artist Apolonia Sokol as well as on her own views of the current world  

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 by Vittoria Scarpa, Emanuele Basso

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

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

In this interview, Robert Tomic Zuber (RAFF's Festival Director) and Vladan Petkovic (RAFF's Festival Programmer) talk about the specificities of organising...  

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  

Stefano Collizzolli  • Director of The Dream and the Violence

"We wanted to salvage the cheerfulness and the topics that were crushed underfoot by the tales of violence"

Stefano Collizzolli • Director of The Dream and the Violence by Vittoria Scarpa, Emanuele Basso

VENICE 2022: One of the two directors of the film looks back at the events of the G8 Summit in Genoa, as recounted by the very people who were there that...  

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