THE CHAMBERMAID LYNN

SATURDAY | 21 NOVEMBER 

@ 18.10

SOPHIE MAINTIGNEUX


Director of Photography | Professor for Artistic Cinematography, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

In The Chambermaid Lynn experience the art of Sophie Maintigneux, one of Europes most renowned and productive directors of photography.

She has been behind the camera on both fiction films and documentaries and her extensive body of work is very diverse. It attests to a penchant for artistic and thematic challenges and is based on a combination of creative curiosity and longstanding experience.

Her camera work, lighting, framing and composition vary from one film to the next, but the way that she brings faces and bodies into the picture is always characterized by the remarkable sense she always has for a particular concrete situation. The quality of her creation, her interest in reflecting upon her own work and cinema generally, her commitment to the equal treatment of women in the film industry and her active support of young filmmakers distinguish her as an artist who thinks within a greater context and enriches the contemporary film business in every way.

During the course of her career, she has styled over 70 films with her composition and visual touch, winning many awards.

She has worked with Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Klier, Rudolf Thome, Marcel Gisler, Jan Schütte, Philipp Gröning, Helga Reidemeister and many others.

For many years, she taught at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and other film schools and since 2011 she has been Professor for Artistic Cinematography at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

PRESENTER: KSENIA REUTOVA

FILM CRITIC | JOURNALIST

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