Interviews

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

4787 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/10/2019. 585 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Luca Ferrario  • Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission

“Foreign productions are discovering a new side of Italy”

Luca Ferrario • Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission

The Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission, Luca Ferrario, tells Cineuropa how productions filmed in an environmentally friendly fashion are being...  

15/10/2019

Rose Glass  • Director of Saint Maud

“I was interested in the idea of having a film where the central relationship took place inside someone’s head”

Rose Glass • Director of Saint Maud

Cineuropa caught up with British helmer Rose Glass to talk about Saint Maud, her highly acclaimed debut film that has just screened at London  

14/10/2019 | London 2019

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

“So many projects were overbooked, a sign that our selection had attracted considerable interest”

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

We spoke with the director of the Apulia Film Forum, Alberto La Monica, about this year’s tenth edition which unfolded in Brindisi between 10-12 October  

14/10/2019 | Apulia Film Forum 2019

David Bogi  • Head of International Distribution and Business, RaiCom

“International players, both in the fields of production and distribution, are looking to Italy with great interest”

David Bogi • Head of International Distribution and Business, RaiCom

We spoke with David Bogi, Head of International Distribution and Business at RaiCom, on the eve of his departure for MIPCOM  

14/10/2019

Jessica Woodworth  • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

“Laughter is power”

Jessica Woodworth • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

We talked to Jessica Woodworth, one of the directors of this year’s Warsaw opening film, The Barefoot Emperor, about Europe turning sour and learning how to...  

11/10/2019

Ligia Soare  • Programmer and organiser, Animest

“Animated films can help children open up”

Ligia Soare • Programmer and organiser, Animest

We chatted to Ligia Soare, who is in charge of the kids’ events and sidebars at Bucharest’s Animest International Animation Film Festival  

10/10/2019 | Animest 2019

Sergi Doladé  • Director, Medimed

“The Mediterranean doesn’t separate us; it brings us together”

Sergi Doladé • Director, Medimed

We chatted to Sergi Doladé, the director of the Euromed Docs Market, which focuses on the promotion and distribution of projects from the EU and the...  

10/10/2019

Ognjen Sviličić  • Director of The Voice

"I wanted to avoid this grey feeling of despair that you find in Eastern European films"

Ognjen Sviličić • Director of The Voice

We caught up with Croatian writer-director Ognjen Sviličić, whose sixth feature, The Voice, has just premiered in the World Cinema section of the Busan...  

09/10/2019

Lachezar Avramov  • Director of A Picture with Yuki

“Seeing the reality we are so used to through the eyes of a foreigner was really tempting”

Lachezar Avramov • Director of A Picture with Yuki

We chatted to Lachezar Avramov, a Bulgarian director whose film A Picture with Yuki has just won a Special Mention at this year’s Golden Rose Film Festival  

09/10/2019 | Golden Rose 2019

Jonas Alexander Arnby  • Director of Suicide Tourist

“I wanted to make a film about love”

Jonas Alexander Arnby • Director of Suicide Tourist

Cineuropa spoke to Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby during a walk around Copenhagen to discuss the Zurich- and Sitges-screened Suicide Tourist  

08/10/2019 | Zurich 2019

Antoine Le Bos  • Artistic director, Less Is More

“We are craving outstanding experiences; we are craving substance and significance”

Antoine Le Bos • Artistic director, Less Is More

We had a chance to chat with Less Is More’s artistic director, Antoine Le Bos, about the next edition, LIM’s philosophy and what “limited” really means  

08/10/2019 | LIM 2020

Mihai Mitrică  • Festival director, Animest

“Diversity has always been one of the focuses of Animest”

Mihai Mitrică • Festival director, Animest

We chatted with Animest festival director Mihai Mitrică about the 14th edition of the most popular film gathering in Bucharest  

07/10/2019 | Animest 2019

Alina Rudnitskaya  • Director of School of Seduction

“This story is about me”

Alina Rudnitskaya • Director of School of Seduction

Cineuropa talked to Alina Rudnitskaya, the director of School of Seduction, about what it means to be a woman in Putin’s Russia – or maybe all over the world  

07/10/2019 | Zurich 2019

Pål Øie • Director of Astrup – Catching the Flame

"Using Nikolai Astrup’s letters allowed us to be closer to him"

Pål Øie • Director of Astrup – Catching the Flame

A biopic in Norwegian cinemas this week, Astrup – Catching the Flame the fourth feature from Norwegian director Pål Øie, paints the portrait of Nikolai...  

04/10/2019

José Luis Garci • Director of El crack Cero

"I stay true to what I’ve learned in cinema"

José Luis Garci • Director of El crack Cero

With El crack Cero, director José Luis Garci, a classic-film enthusiast, returns to the Spanish cinema listings, reuniting with the characters from his...  

04/10/2019