Interviews

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

4597 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/07/2019. 555 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
GoCritic! Interview: Kıvanç Sezer   • Director of La Belle Indifference

“We can all succumb to denial as a defence mechanism, but if it goes too far it can ruin your life”

GoCritic! Interview: Kıvanç Sezer • Director of La Belle Indifference

We talked with the Turkish director whose second feature has world-premiered in Karlovy Vary Competition  

05/07/2019 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Tim Mielants  • Director of Patrick

"I just like the juxtaposition between a big, romantic scope and this simple character"

Tim Mielants • Director of Patrick

Belgian filmmaker Tim Mielants presented his first feature, Patrick, in competition at Karlovy Vary, and he talked to us about it  

05/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Jan Ole Gerster  • Director of Lara

"I'm still fascinated by the process of editing and the unexplainable magic that can happen to the film"

Jan Ole Gerster • Director of Lara

We met up with German filmmaker Jan Ole Gerster at Karlovy Vary to discuss Lara, the follow-up to his 2012 hit Oh Boy, presented in the Crystal Globe...  

05/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

GoCritic! Interview: Jan-Ole Gerster  • Director of Lara

"The process of working on Lara was the other way around from the one on Oh Boy"

GoCritic! Interview: Jan-Ole Gerster • Director of Lara

We chatted with the German director whose highly anticipated sophomore feature screened in Karlovy Vary Competition  

04/07/2019 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Natalie Cubides-Brady • Director of Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie

"Fictions can illuminate what’s real, just as documentary can capture human fictions”

Natalie Cubides-Brady • Director of Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie

British filmmaker Natalie Cubides-Brady talked to us about her short film Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie, screened as part of EFP’s Future...  

04/07/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Martti Helde  • Director of Scandinavian Silence

"If you have all the options, tools and creative choices in the world, it’s not really a creative process"

Martti Helde • Director of Scandinavian Silence

Estonian director Martti Helde discusses the challenges of making his sophomore effort, Scandinavian Silence, screening in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West...  

04/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Karolis Kaupinis • Director of Nova Lituania

“You recognise yourself better in the past than in the present”

Karolis Kaupinis • Director of Nova Lituania

We caught up with Lithuanian director Karolis Kaupinis to delve deeper into his feature debut, Nova Lituania  

04/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov  • Directors of The Father

"We were fascinated by how easily an otherwise completely rational person could fall for the supernatural"

Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov • Directors of The Father

Bulgarian directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov talked to us about their absurdist tale The Father, world-premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary  

03/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Jorge Cadena  • Director of The Jarariju Sisters

“I want to bring out a new critical perspective of our patriarchal and heteronormative society”

Jorge Cadena • Director of The Jarariju Sisters

We asked Colombian director Jorge Cadena to help us explore his Swiss short film The Jarariju Sisters, which will be at the EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary  

01/07/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Marko Škop  • Director of Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light is my own authentic message”

Marko Škop • Director of Let There Be Light

Cineuropa talked to Slovakian writer-director Marko Škop about Let There Be Light, his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Eva Nová, the polarisation of...  

01/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Hugo Rosák  • Head of industry, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

“Discovering new projects is a passion for our entire team”

Hugo Rosák • Head of industry, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Head of industry at KVIFF Hugo Rosák talks to us about the First Cut Lab, Eastern Promises and scouting new projects  

01/07/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

Jonás Trueba • Director of The August Virgin

"I enjoy feeling like a tourist in my own city"

Jonás Trueba • Director of The August Virgin

Spanish filmmaker Jonás Trueba is visiting Karlovy Vary for the first time with his fifth film, The August Virgin, shot on the streets of Madrid during last...  

28/06/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre  • Director, scholar, founder of MJSTP Films

"It is our turn to re-envision the world"

GoCritic! Interview: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre • Director, scholar, founder of MJSTP Films

We interviewed the acclaimed Canadian feminist director, producer and scholar who presented her PhD research on feminist discourse in the 1970s Quebec...  

27/06/2019 | GoCritic! | Animafest Zagreb 2019

Anna Roller • Director of The Last Children of Paradise

“I love to explore the things that are happening just inside our heads - and in a movie we can show them”

Anna Roller • Director of The Last Children of Paradise

Anna Roller spoke to Cineuropa about her short The Last Children of Paradise before it screens as part of EFP’s Future Frames at the Karlovy Vary...  

27/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Armand Rovira • Director of Letters to Paul Morrissey

"Pop culture is inside of me"

Armand Rovira • Director of Letters to Paul Morrissey

The Spanish filmmaker and teacher Armand Rovira attended the 34th Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove to present his risky, cinephile and...  

27/06/2019 | Cinema Jove 2019