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 19/07/2019. 556 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Eduart Makri • Head, Albanian Center of Cinematography

"In the last four years we have shot 134 movies in Albania"

Eduart Makri • Head, Albanian Center of Cinematography

CANNES 2019: At the Marché du Film, we have discussed with Eduart Makri, head of the Albanian Center of Cinematography, the possibilities of making films in...  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Ira Sachs  • Director of Frankie

“I am interested in people being, not acting”

Ira Sachs • Director of Frankie

CANNES 2019: We met up with Ira Sachs, the director of Frankie, a French-Portuguese-Belgian-US co-production shown in the main competition  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Dexter Fletcher  • Director of Rocketman

"The musical has that great element which I call the ‘to be or not to be’ moment"

Dexter Fletcher • Director of Rocketman

CANNES 2019: We spoke to British helmer Dexter Fletcher about the ins and outs of Rocketman, his Elton John biopic  

23/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Out of Competition

Blaise Harrison • Director of Particles

"A deregulation of everyday life slowly establishes itself"

Blaise Harrison • Director of Particles

CANNES 2019: Franco-Swiss filmmaker Blaise Harrison discusses his hybrid feature debut, Particles, unveiled at the Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Corneliu Porumboiu • Director of The Whistlers

"I watched all those films that I liked in my childhood again, and it was a pleasure to play with that"

Corneliu Porumboiu • Director of The Whistlers

CANNES 2019: Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, who is in participating in the Palme d'Or competition for the first time, talked to us about his new film...  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Shahrbanoo Sadat  • Director of The Orphanage

“Some people feel I don’t talk enough about war and politics in my films”

Shahrbanoo Sadat • Director of The Orphanage

CANNES 2019: Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat breaks down The Orphanage, the second part of a planned pentalogy that began with the acclaimed Wolf and Sheep  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Artemio Benki  • Director of Solo

"I prefer a humanistic approach that comes out of honest curiosity"

Artemio Benki • Director of Solo

CANNES 2019: We caught up with Paris-born, Prague-based filmmaker Artemio Benki to find out more about his feature-length directorial debut, Solo  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | ACID

Tonje Hessen Schei • Director

"We have a technology here revolutionising our world"

Tonje Hessen Schei • Director

CANNES 2019: At the Marché du Film, documentary filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei discusses the technologies that have helped her shape her work  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Julie Brill • Corporate vice-president, Microsoft

"AI could help screenwriters and directors as they try to develop stories"

Julie Brill • Corporate vice-president, Microsoft

CANNES 2019: Julie Brill, corporate vice-president and General Counsel of Global Privacy & Regulatory Affairs deputy at Microsoft, discusses the strength of...  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Andreas Horvath  • Director of Lillian

"‘We want to see what happens on the road,’ we said. Potential backers just shook their heads"

Andreas Horvath • Director of Lillian

CANNES 2019: We sat down with Austrian documentarian Andreas Horvath to unpick his fifth feature-length work, Lillian  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Claude Lelouch  • Director of The Best Years of a Life

“I have always regarded myself as an amateur”

Claude Lelouch • Director of The Best Years of a Life

CANNES 2019: We spoke to Claude Lelouch about his 49th film, The Best Years of a Life, in which he reunites the man and the woman from his 1966 Grand Prix...  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Out of Competition

Silvia Costa  • MEP and rapporteur for the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme

"We must wage the battle on the cultural level to ensure a future for the EU’s political strategy"

Silvia Costa • MEP and rapporteur for the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme

CANNES 2019: Cineuropa got the chance to meet Silvia Costa at the Cannes Film Festival, where she took stock of her two mandates at the European Parliament  

22/05/2019 | Cannes 2019

Cesar Diaz • Director of Our Mothers

"I didn’t want to give a history lesson, I wanted to give history a human form"

Cesar Diaz • Director of Our Mothers

CANNES 2019: We met with Cesar Diaz, the Guatemalan director now settled in Belgium, whose first film, Our Mothers, is being presented this year during...  

21/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Critics’ Week

Diao Yinan • Director of The Wild Goose Lake

"I very much want to rely on the visual language, rather than on dialogues"

Diao Yinan • Director of The Wild Goose Lake

CANNES 2019: We met up with Chinese filmmaker Diao Yinan, who is participating for the first time in the Palme d'Or competition with his new film The Wild...  

21/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Bruno Dumont • Director of Joan of Arc

"Joan of Arc represents the human side of what we all are"

Bruno Dumont • Director of Joan of Arc

CANNES 2019: We met up with French director Bruno Dumont, who is presenting his latest film, Joan of Arc, in Un Certain Regard  

21/05/2019 | Cannes 2019 | Un Certain Regard