Interviews

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

5421 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 01/12/2020. 586 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
MML Collective • Directors of Tracking Satyrs

“An atypical film such as ours, questioning freedom and played by social outcasts, does not really fit the profile of industry cinema”

MML Collective • Directors of Tracking Satyrs

The winners of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at Thessaloniki, MML Collective - Michał Mądracki, Maciej Mądracki and Gilles Lepore - discuss their winning...  

01/12/2020 | Thessaloniki 2020 | Agora

Renzo Martens • Director of White Cube

“My goal was not to paint another portrait of how things can not work, but how, despite everything, they possibly can”

Renzo Martens • Director of White Cube

We talked to Dutch artist and director Renzo Martens about his film White Cube, which premiered at IDFA  

01/12/2020 | IDFA 2020

João Paulo Abreu • Distributor, Films4You

“The film business is a people’s business”

João Paulo Abreu • Distributor, Films4You

João Paulo Abreu, managing director of Films4You, tells us about current tendencies in the field of independent distribution in Portugal and the impact of...  

01/12/2020 | /Portugal

Zeynep Dadak • Director of Electric Sleep

“People are more interested in hybrid genre films than ever before”

Zeynep Dadak • Director of Electric Sleep

We talked to Zeynep Dadak, the winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for Best Project at Tallinn Black Nights, ready to take a closer look...  

01/12/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Viestur Kairish  • Director of The Sign Painter

"How can you survive as a human and not sell your soul"

Viestur Kairish • Director of The Sign Painter

We met up with Latvian director Viestur Kairish to discuss his latest film The Sign Painter, which screened in Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film...  

01/12/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Oliver Rihs  • Director of Caged Birds

"We tell the story of these two opposite characters and their dream of freedom"

Oliver Rihs • Director of Caged Birds

Swiss filmmaker Oliver Rihs talks to us about his latest feature film, Caged Birds, which was screened in Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

01/12/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes • Director and producer of Afterparty

“Unlike most TV shows about female friendships, we don’t shy away from feminism; we explore it”

Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes • Director and producer of Afterparty

We asked Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes, the winners of the MIDPOINT TV Launch HBO Award, about their future plans for the series Afterparty  

30/11/2020 | MIDPOINT 2020

Veiko Õunpuu • Director of The Last Ones

“I wish we could return to a sort of animism in our thinking”

Veiko Õunpuu • Director of The Last Ones

We chatted to Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu, whose The Last Ones takes on the people on the lower rung of society. And Roxette  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Baltic Film Competition

Dalibor Matanić • Director of The Dawn

“Compassion, love and tolerance remove all the toxins”

Dalibor Matanić • Director of The Dawn

We talked to Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Matanić on the occasion of the world premiere of his newest film The Dawn in competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Peeter Simm • Director of On the Water

“Children helped and complemented each other with surprising professionalism”

Peeter Simm • Director of On the Water

We spoke to veteran Estonian filmmaker Peeter Simm, who presented his new coming-of-age dramedy On the Water in Tallinn  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

István Szabó • Director of Final Report

“If one would still like to be with others in the future, the cinema will remain”

István Szabó • Director of Final Report

Decorated Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó enlightens us about his melancholic and comic Final Report, which has just had its international premiere at...  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Laila Pakalniņa • Director of In the Mirror

“We weren't looking for an easy way to do things”

Laila Pakalniņa • Director of In the Mirror

We had the chance to chat to Laila Pakalniņa, director of the experimental drama In the Mirror, one of this year's main competition titles presented at...  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Henrik Ruben Genz • Director of Erna at War

“When I read the book, I immediately felt that it was a strong concept, a very unique idea”

Henrik Ruben Genz • Director of Erna at War

Cineuropa chatted to Henrik Ruben Genz, helmer of the Danish-Estonian-Belgian war drama Erna at War, which world-premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film...  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Mika Kaurismäki • Director of Gracious Night

“There is coronavirus, but there is also Corona Bar”

Mika Kaurismäki • Director of Gracious Night

Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki assures us that only the finest wines were imbibed during the making of the Tallinn-screened Gracious Night  

30/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Jo Sol • Director of Armugan

“Accompanying my father at the end of his life was the inception of this path”

Jo Sol • Director of Armugan

We took the opportunity to chat with Jo Sol about Armugan, one of the titles playing in main competition at this year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  

26/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition