Interviews

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

6094 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 28/01/2022. 620 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Matteo Frittelli  • Producer of Il Giardino che non c’è

“We wanted a film that projected the past onto the present”

Matteo Frittelli • Producer of Il Giardino che non c’è

The producer of the company Alto Piano talks about the importance of memory as a renewal, and about the distribution of art documentaries  

28/01/2022 | /Italy/France

Manuel Arija  • Director of Ultrainnocence

“I liked the fact that it recalls a 1970s aesthetic”

Manuel Arija • Director of Ultrainnocence

We talked to the director about his cinematic quest for a divine presence, which is set to premiere at this year's Slamdance  

28/01/2022 | Slamdance 2022

Yllka Gashi  • Actress in Hive

Hive made me a better person”

Yllka Gashi • Actress in Hive

Cineuropa's editor-in-chief, Domenico La Porta, had a chat with lead actress Yllka Gashi about the impact of the film and what an Academy Award nomination...  

28/01/2022 | Oscars 2022

Adrián Silvestre • Director of My Emptiness and I

“People today are treated like commodities on the market”

Adrián Silvestre • Director of My Emptiness and I

Following his second feature, Sediments, the Spanish filmmaker continues to explore the conflicts of transexual identity in his new film  

27/01/2022 | IFFR 2022 | Big Screen Competition

Hanna Bergholm • Director of Hatching

“I wanted people to start liking this creature”

Hanna Bergholm • Director of Hatching

In her new work, the Finnish director addresses every girl’s biggest fears – and a weird creature hiding in the closet is not the worst of them  

26/01/2022 | Sundance 2022 | Midnight

Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us

“My aim while shooting was to open up to things that would happen around us”

Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us

The French director offers an unusual insight into the daily life of a small village in Northern France and, more specifically, that of an extraordinary family  

26/01/2022 | IFFR 2022 | Tiger Competition

László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle

“We were inspired by the world of bodybuilding, a lot of which is about control”

László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle

The Hungarian filmmakers’ drama about a couple of bodybuilders is an intimate portrait that truly lives up to its title  

25/01/2022 | Sundance 2022 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Christian Tafdrup • Director of Speak No Evil

“The ambition was to make the most disturbing film in Danish history”

Christian Tafdrup • Director of Speak No Evil

In the Danish director’s new film, there is such a thing as being too polite for your own good  

25/01/2022 | Sundance 2022 | Midnight

Anders Emblem • Director of A Human Position

“In so many relationships that I see, people are just so nice”

Anders Emblem • Director of A Human Position

The director talks about his second film, a character portrait starring Amalie Ibsen Jensen as a local news journalist who is struggling with her mental health  

21/01/2022 | Tromsø 2022

Víctor Matellano  • Director of Mi adorado Monster

“I am transposing the games of my childhood to the big screen”

Víctor Matellano • Director of Mi adorado Monster

Surrounded by books and DVDs, we chatted with this lover of the Spanish fantaterror genre, who is releasing a documentary that portrays a filmmaker who took...  

21/01/2022 | /Spain

Mathieu Fournet • Director of European and International Affairs, CNC

"We’re optimistic that the crisis will begin to lift in the spring"

Mathieu Fournet • Director of European and International Affairs, CNC

Strategic European cultural assets, the AVMS Directive and expectations of change all form part of the CNC’s online "Independence in the Service of...  

20/01/2022 | /France

Thierry Michel  • Director of Empire of Silence

"We can’t just stand back and watch forever, without saying or doing anything"

Thierry Michel • Director of Empire of Silence

The director uses his documentary to look back on 25 years of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the blind eye and deaf ear turned by the...  

19/01/2022 | /Belgium

Roderik Smits  • Film academic

“The question is to what extent film festivals with international appeal will continue to function as premiere events and provide a springboard for the distribution of high-profile films”

Roderik Smits • Film academic

The academic shared some key findings from his recent study titled European Film Festivals in Transition? Covid and Beyond  

13/01/2022 | /Europe

Ove Rishøj Jensen  • Owner of Paradiddle Pictures and co-founder of DocCelerator

“People start shooting too early: you could label it as FOMO filmmaking”

Ove Rishøj Jensen • Owner of Paradiddle Pictures and co-founder of DocCelerator

We get the low-down on the new editions of the DocCelerator workshops, which will take place online in February, April and May  

12/01/2022 | /Denmark

Massimo Donati  • Director of Diario di Spezie

“It was important for me to keep elements of film noir alive within a subversive structure”

Massimo Donati • Director of Diario di Spezie

The Italian writer-director speaks of the book-to-screen adaptation of this story exploring figurative art and the art of cooking  

03/01/2022 | /Italy

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