Interview with Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, Managing Director of Bíó Paradís, Iceland

By Jesús Silva   After facing permanent closure due to the high costs of maintenance necessary for the running of its operations, Iceland’s only arthouse cinema Bíó Paradís announced it would reopen again this September following a successful agreement with public officials. We spoke to Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, Managing Director of the cinema and its distribution…

Interview with Svend Jensen, CEO of Arthaus, Norway

By Frances Harvey   In Norway, cinemas were closed on the 12th March due to COVID-19, but it was one of the first markets to ease restrictions. We spoke to Arthaus CEO, Svend Jensen as the cinemas in Norway were beginning to reopen.   How would you describe Arthaus’s line-up, do you have a particular…

Interview with Mika Siltala, CEO and founder of Cinema Mondo, Finland

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Mika Siltala, CEO and founder of Finnish distributor Cinema Mondo, to discuss how they managed to survive throughout the lockdown thanks to a diversified business model.   How would you describe your line-up and editorial policy? Cinema Mondo was founded in 1990. Since then, we have released…