Interviews

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

6474 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 11/08/2022. 644 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Sylvie Verheyde • Director of Stella in Love

"I believe that nowadays, many adolescents find themselves very much alone and have a hard time finding their own voices"

Sylvie Verheyde • Director of Stella in Love

The French helmer goes back in time by reflecting on her youth, more than a decade after her first autobiographical film Stella  

11/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski • Directors of The Hamlet Syndrome

"Our protagonists are examples that it can take years to build a normal life again"

Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski • Directors of The Hamlet Syndrome

The established Polish documentary directors discuss their new film shot in Ukraine, which shows how theatre and film can assist in dealing with traumatic...  

11/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Semaine de la critique

Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Director of Matter Out of Place

"Everything we produce or use ends up to be trash at some point"

Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Director of Matter Out of Place

The Austrian documentary maker gives a multi-perspective view of the global handling of trash  

10/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Lidia Duda • Director of Fledglings

"Good human energy is the only power that can transform the world"

Lidia Duda • Director of Fledglings

The veteran Polish director talks to us about the power of hugs and of human emotion and how to find hope in dark times  

10/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Semaine de la Critique

Delphine Lehericey • Director of Last Dance

"Between La Ribot and me it was love at first sight on the professional level, we were like work sisters"

Delphine Lehericey • Director of Last Dance

The Swiss-born, Belgium-based filmmaker discusses how the worlds of contemporary dance and cinema merge perfectly in her love story  

10/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Piazza Grande

Valentina Maurel • Director of Tengo sueños eléctricos

"I wanted to make a film which allows itself to be ambiguous"

Valentina Maurel • Director of Tengo sueños eléctricos

The young Costa Rican director based in Belgium is presenting her first feature film, painting the portrait of a teenage girl who realises that adulthood...  

10/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Helena Wittmann • Director of Human Flowers of Flesh

"When I am writing a scene, it’s really about the moment"

Helena Wittmann • Director of Human Flowers of Flesh

The German filmmaker and visual artist reflects on her artistic approach and the investigative drive behind her second slow-paced hypnotic feature  

09/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Julie Lerat-Gersant • Director of Little Ones

“The actresses were distracted from their own acting and this made everything feel much more authentic and natural”

Julie Lerat-Gersant • Director of Little Ones

The French director discusses her film, in which a teenager needs to find the way to break free from her mother in order to decide about the fate of the...  

09/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

Andrew Legge • Director of LOLA

“The classic problem you face when you’re doing a found footage film is to motivate the camera in the scene”

Andrew Legge • Director of LOLA

We sat down with the director, who crafted a compelling sci-fi feature which skilfully combines elements of mockumentary and alternate history  

09/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Out of competition

Christina Tynkevych • Director of How is Katia?

“When you talk about the death of a child, about feelings of grief, guilt, revenge and so on — you need much more screen time to be with the hero”

Christina Tynkevych • Director of How is Katia?

The Young Ukrainian director talks about the idea for her feature debut and its connection with the Romanian New Wave  

09/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

"'Honesty' was actually our key word when it came to directing, cinematography and overall choices during production"

Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

The director of the Polish Netflix hit told us about his cinephilic background, making films for young audiences and working with actors  

08/08/2022 | /Poland

Cinzia Masòtina • Lecturer, Scientific Committee of Milan's Alta Scuola di Serialità Cinetelevisiva

“We need to fill the void when it comes to professional training in the field of series”

Cinzia Masòtina • Lecturer, Scientific Committee of Milan's Alta Scuola di Serialità Cinetelevisiva

We spoke with the Italian screenwriter-story editor about the Milanese school’s training initiative aimed at professionals looking to specialise in the...  

04/08/2022 | /Italy

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

“Public funders should take the opportunity to reflect on their role and how they can become more diverse and dynamic”

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

The British analyst disclosed the possible scenarios European public funders could face in a landscape increasingly dominated by the streaming giants  

03/08/2022 | /Europe

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

“Collaboration with partners is essential at all stages of our programme”

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

The two heads expanded on the goals and working methods involved in the industry initiatives planned for this year’s Locarno Film Festival  

03/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Locarno Pro

Olivier Assayas • Director of Irma Vep

“I liked the idea of connecting American filmmaking with French independent filmmaking”

Olivier Assayas • Director of Irma Vep

The ever-hip French filmmaker regales us about his just-concluded new HBO series, and its many past echoes and reference points  

02/08/2022 | /USA/France

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