Interviews

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

4598 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/07/2019. 555 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
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

Marco Bellocchio  • Director of The Traitor

"Buscetta is no hero"

Marco Bellocchio • Director of The Traitor

CANNES 2019: Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio unpicks his new movie The Traitor, which was unveiled to much applause in competition at Cannes  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Ben Johnson • CEO, Gruvi

"Cinemas and distributors should work with each other, but they don't"

Ben Johnson • CEO, Gruvi

CANNES 2019: Ben Johnson, CEO at Gruvi, discusses the approach to marketing and promotion of the UK-based media technology company at the Marché du Film  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Sven Slazenger • CEO, Interlake

"The biggest challenges when you combine traditional media and new technology are actually in human beings"

Sven Slazenger • CEO, Interlake

CANNES 2019: Sven Slazenger, CEO at digital change agent Interlake, discusses the benefits and challenges of the MediaTech Hub Potsdam  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Philippe Reynaert • CEO, Wallimage

"We support start-ups and applications based on blockchain and AI technologies"

Philippe Reynaert • CEO, Wallimage

CANNES 2019: Philippe Reynaert, CEO at Wallimage, discusses the start-ups and applications the Belgian fund is supporting at the Marché du Film  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Abel Ferrara • Director of Tommaso

"I wouldn't have made this film if Willem Dafoe hadn't wanted to do it"

Abel Ferrara • Director of Tommaso

CANNES 2019: US-born, Rome-based filmmaker Abel Ferrara talks about his very personal new film, Tommaso, starring his longtime collaborator Willem Dafoe  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Special Screenings

Mathieu Fournet • Head of European and International Affairs, CNC

"Cannes is the place where everyone in the film world goes"

Mathieu Fournet • Head of European and International Affairs, CNC

CANNES 2019: Having taken up the reins as director of the CNC’s European and international affairs, Mathieu Fournet sat with us to discuss this year’s very...  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019

Ermal Mamaqi • Producer, 2 Fingers Honey

"We're the first Albanians to make 250,000 admissions in one month"

Ermal Mamaqi • Producer, 2 Fingers Honey

CANNES 2019: Albanian actor, writer, director and producer Ermal Mamaqi, who's enjoying a great success with 2 Fingers Honey met up with us at the Marché du...  

24/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Werner Herzog  • Director of Family Romance LLC

“I wanted to go back to the time of Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Werner Herzog • Director of Family Romance LLC

CANNES 2019: We met up with German uber-director Werner Herzog to discuss his venture into Japanese alternative reality in Family Romance LLC  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Special Screenings

Benoît Forgeard  • Director of All About Yves

“The kind of humour that interests me is a questioning, critical, satirical type”

Benoît Forgeard • Director of All About Yves

CANNES 2019: French filmmaker Benoît Forgeard discusses All About Yves, his wacky comedy about artificial intelligence, which closed the Directors’...  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Lorenzo Mattotti • Director of The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

"The joy of telling a tale with colours – it’s a form of energy; a love for life"

Lorenzo Mattotti • Director of The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

CANNES 2019: The famous Italian graphic novel author and illustrator, Lorenzo Mattotti, chatted to us about his first full-length animation The Bears’...  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Un Certain Regard

Rebecca Zlotowski  • Director of An Easy Girl

“It’s time for women to re-embrace our sexy stereotypes, and play with them with power and pride”

Rebecca Zlotowski • Director of An Easy Girl

CANNES 2019: We caught up with Rebecca Zlotowski to discuss An Easy Girl, which plays with sexual stereotypes and power games between privileged men and...  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight