Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Venice 2020 Orizzonti “Money doesn’t ever substitute love in this life” By Kaleem Aftab 09/09/2020 – VENICE 2020: We talked to Portuguese actress turned director Ana Rocha de Sousa about her … Continue reading Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

What a beautiful thing to see a film about a woman full of layers and dimensions in a way that I hadn’t seen onscreen before. In Justine Triet’s film “Sibyl” … Continue reading Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

Italy’s Valentina Pedicini talks about ‘Faith’ and isolation

We had the chance to chat with the Apulia-born director Valentina Pedicini, who talked through the making of her successful documentary “Faith”, produced by Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment and … Continue reading Italy’s Valentina Pedicini talks about ‘Faith’ and isolation

Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Last month at the Sundance film festival in Park City, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Kernell to talk about her beautifully haunting film “Charter”. Chatting with … Continue reading Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys shares her view of European women in film

Grainne Humphreys has been the director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) since 2007. Under her direction, the prestigious Irish film event has significantly expanded its scope. … Continue reading Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys shares her view of European women in film

Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

What I love the most about dreams is that they can take you into worlds that you’ve never visited, introduce you to people you’d normally never meet, and make you … Continue reading Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

Anne Sewitsky • Director of “Sonja: The White Swan”

The following Cineuropa interview is with filmmaker Anne Sewitsky. After studying directing at the Norwegian Film School, her feature-film debut came in 2010 with the comedy “Happy, Happy”, which was awarded … Continue reading Anne Sewitsky • Director of “Sonja: The White Swan”

Greta Fernández walks us through her powerhouse performance in ‘A Thief’s Daughter’

Greta Fernández delivers a powerhouse performance in Belén Funes’ “A Thief’s Daughter”. Her character Sara takes us through so many pieces of her life. While we follow her, we are … Continue reading Greta Fernández walks us through her powerhouse performance in ‘A Thief’s Daughter’

Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

There is power in media. A good review, a great interview, getting the right onscreen exposure makes a difference in the trajectory of a film. Hilda Somarriba understands that as … Continue reading Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

Producer Mahak Jiwani’s ‘Yume’ explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

I met producer Mahak Jiwani at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, New York, where the short film she produced, “Yume,” was screened.” Yume” is about … Continue reading Producer Mahak Jiwani’s ‘Yume’ explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

Anya Camilleri’s powerful short film ‘A Girl of No Importance’ brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery

In March, I had the opportunity to interview British filmmaker Anya Camilleri. Camilleri’s award-winning short film “A Girl of No Importance,” made in partnership with agency Stella’s Voice, brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery. “A Girl of No Importance” is about a teenage prostitute who escapes from her traffickers but finds herself lost in Rome. Camilleri has also written the feature film “Highway of Love,” also based on true stories.