Interviews

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

4534 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 15/06/2019. 542 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Jeanne Brunfaut • Director general, Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre

"We have to find a balance between radical film proposals and more mainstream cinema offerings"

Jeanne Brunfaut • Director general, Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre

Jeanne Brunfaut, director general of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre, looks back on the fantastic results at Cannes and...  

04/06/2019

Adolf El Assal • Director of Sawah

"I'm lucky to be able to use my personal experiences in order to talk about funny situations and to show another side of Luxembourg"

Adolf El Assal • Director of Sawah

Luxembourgish director of Egyptian origin Adolf El Assal chats to us about his latest film, Sawah, as well as his journey, his influences and projects in...  

31/05/2019

Michał Bielawski  • Director of The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

"When I was preparing for my film, a judge told me that the number of crimes committed increases because of halny"

Michał Bielawski • Director of The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

Polish director Michał Bielawski talked to us about The Wind. A Documentary Thriller, the Krakow Film Festival’s opening movie  

31/05/2019 | Krakow 2019

Karim Aïnouz  • Director of The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

“I cast by asking people to send in videos of themselves peeling potatoes for three minutes”

Karim Aïnouz • Director of The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

CANNES 2019: Karim Aïnouz spoke to us about this year’s Un Certain Regard Prize winner, the Brazilian-German co-production The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão  

29/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Un Certain Regard

Nicolas Bedos  • Director of La Belle Époque

"A character who has a bit of my own ambivalence in my relation with progress”

Nicolas Bedos • Director of La Belle Époque

CANNES 2019: We sat down with Nicolas Bedos to discuss his second feature, La Belle Époque, a film which mostly talks about our times, screened out of...  

28/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Out of Competition

Karin Rywkind Segal  • Artistic director, Docaviv

"We are very independent and diverse in our selection"

Karin Rywkind Segal • Artistic director, Docaviv

Cineuropa visited Israel's biggest documentary event, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv, where we chatted with its artistic...  

28/05/2019 | Docaviv 2019

Ala Eddine Slim • Director of Tlamess

"I tried to be provocative, both for myself and the viewer"

Ala Eddine Slim • Director of Tlamess

CANNES 2019: Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim presented his second feature Tlamess in the Directors' Fortnight, and talked to us about it  

28/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors' Fortnight

Erwan Le Duc • Director of The Bare Necessity

"When you’re telling a story, it’s a question of conveying emotion"

Erwan Le Duc • Director of The Bare Necessity

CANNES 2019: Erwan Le Duc tells us about his feature debut, The Bare Necessity, screened in the 51st Directors’ Fortnight  

28/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Hafsia Herzi  • Director of You Deserve a Lover

“I shot my characters with a lot of love, and I think that it comes through in the film”

Hafsia Herzi • Director of You Deserve a Lover

CANNES 2019: Actress Hafsia Herzi tells us about You Deserve a Lover, her very moving feature debut as director, in which she also stars  

25/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Critics’ Week

Elia Suleiman  • Director of It Must Be Heaven

“The class and economic gap, migration, anxiety and violence – that’s what this film is about, basically”

Elia Suleiman • Director of It Must Be Heaven

CANNES 2019: We sat down with Palestinian director Elia Suleiman to delve deeper into his Palme d’Or contender It Must Be Heaven  

25/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Bas Devos  • Director of Ghost Tropic

“I could have taken a three-month holiday, but instead I chose to write a film”

Bas Devos • Director of Ghost Tropic

CANNES 2019: Belgian director Bas Devos sat down with us to explain how he made Ghost Tropic, a film shot in record time  

25/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Justine Triet  • Director of Sibyl

“I like to laugh at dark, tragic things which also sometimes happen in life”

Justine Triet • Director of Sibyl

CANNES 2019: We sat down with French helmer Justine Triet to find out more about her competition title, the dramedy Sibyl  

25/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Arnaud Desplechin • Director of Oh Mercy!

"Looking beyond this socially oppressive behaviour, you find human souls"

Arnaud Desplechin • Director of Oh Mercy!

CANNES 2019: French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin talks to us about Oh Mercy!, unveiled in competition in Cannes  

25/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Céline Sciamma • Director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire

“I’ve spent my life loving films that sometimes hated me”

Céline Sciamma • Director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire

CANNES 2019: We spoke to Céline Sciamma, who, in her striking new feature Portrait of a Lady on Fire, reunites with Adèle Haenel after Water Lilies and the...  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Óliver Laxe • Director of Fire Will Come

"Beauty has its laws, and you have to suffer to get some of it"

Óliver Laxe • Director of Fire Will Come

CANNES 2019: Spanish filmmaker Óliver Laxe discusses everything behind his acclaimed Un Certain Regard entry Fire Will Come  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Un Certain Regard