Interviews

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

4599 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 24/07/2019. 555 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
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

Peter Sant  • Director of Of Time and the Sea

“Filmmaking is almost an extension of colonialism”

Peter Sant • Director of Of Time and the Sea

We sat down with Australian director Peter Sant, who broke down his Maltese-language feature debut, Of Time and the Sea, which screened at Valletta last week  

26/06/2019 | Valletta 2019

Signe Birkova • Director of He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš

“As long as there is silver on film strip – you cannot lose”

Signe Birkova • Director of He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš

As short film He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš looks forward to its international premiere at Karlovy Vary, as part of EFP's Future Frames, Cineuropa talked to...  

26/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Karel Och  • Artistic director, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

“We want to challenge the audience with a charming attack on the brain and the heart”

Karel Och • Artistic director, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, discusses the expansion of its territorial scope and its “gently edgy”...  

26/06/2019 | Karlovy Vary 2019

István Kovács • Director of A Siege

“The desperate search for our humanity and dignity is something we will never abandon”

István Kovács • Director of A Siege

Hungarian filmmaker István Kovács talked to us about his short film A Siege, which prepares to screen as part of EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary  

25/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Lasse Saarinen  • CEO, Finnish Film Foundation

“I don’t make promises I’m not sure I can keep”

Lasse Saarinen • CEO, Finnish Film Foundation

Cineuropa went to Helsinki to talk to Lasse Saarinen, the chief executive officer of the Finnish Film Foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary...  

25/06/2019

GoCritic! Interview: Nancy Denney-Phelps  • Animation journalist and historian

"I like to give positive press to good films"

GoCritic! Interview: Nancy Denney-Phelps • Animation journalist and historian

GoCritic! interviews a critic - an omnipresent figure in the world of animation, and one of the first journalists to focus on this specific niche form  

24/06/2019 | GoCritic! | Animafest Zagreb 2019

Leonardo Mouramateus  • Director of Antonio One Two Three

“I don’t even remember what image I had of my films before making them”

Leonardo Mouramateus • Director of Antonio One Two Three

Two years after its first screening, in Rotterdam, Leonardo Mouramateus’ Antonio One Two Three premieres where it all began, in Lisbon; we chatted to him...  

24/06/2019

Eileen Byrne  • Director of Touch Me

“I was absolutely amazed by the connection my actors had and the emotions that were already palpable”

Eileen Byrne • Director of Touch Me

As her short film Touch Me prepared to screen at EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, we caught up with Luxembourg-born filmmaker Eileen Byrne to talk about it  

24/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Lun Sevnik  • Director of Playing

“I am not really a fan of ‘hope’, but I will be glad if the film can open up discussion”

Lun Sevnik • Director of Playing

As his Czech short film Playing prepared to screen at EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, we caught up with Slovenian director Lun Sevnik to talk about it  

21/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

Pamela Tola • Director of Ladies of Steel

“I have forced myself to face my own fears”

Pamela Tola • Director of Ladies of Steel

Cineuropa talked to one of Finland’s most recognisable actresses about her second feature film as a director, Ladies of Steel, currently in production  

20/06/2019

Irfan Avdić  • Director of Precious

"The fact I went out and studied film and theatre directing, and not law, engineering, economy or medicine, was a somewhat irresponsible gamble"

Irfan Avdić • Director of Precious

As his short film Precious prepared to screen at EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, we caught up with Bosnian filmmaker Irfan Avdić to talk about it  

20/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

GoCritic! Interview: José Luis Ágreda  • Art director of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

“We didn’t want to embellish anything”

GoCritic! Interview: José Luis Ágreda • Art director of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

GoCritic! talked to the art director of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, which screened at Animafest Zagreb and was awarded at Annecy  

19/06/2019 | GoCritic! | Animafest Zagreb 2019

Gregor Valentovič  • Director of Kid

“There’s beauty in the small details we tend to overlook”

Gregor Valentovič • Director of Kid

As his short film Kid prepared to screen at EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, we caught up with Slovak filmmaker Gregor Valentovič to talk about it  

19/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019