Programme

Das Zimmermädchen Lynn

Ingo Haeb

Germany, 2014 / 98 min / German with English subt. / Drama

In the presence of Ingo Haeb

Lynn is about 30 years old and suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorders. She has just finished therapy and returns home where she confronts the infinite emptiness of her existence, an oppressive mother and doubts about her own identity. Lynn finally finds happiness at the Hotel Eden where she delights in meticulously cleaning the rooms. But who are the clients who check in and out of the hotel? Lynn crosses a line when she starts to go through the clients’ personal belongings.

A tragicomic tale about intimacy and the distortion thereof in the modern world.  

Screenings
Fri 27/02 21:00 Ciné Utopia Public http://www.utopolis.lu

Up-and-coming Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps is the terrific lead of this […] modern Kammerspielfilm, in which the finely etched psychology of the protagonist contrasts with the extraordinarily blah wallpaper of the rooms in which she spends her days and nights, this small-scale and intimate film about a young woman’s awakening could be marketed as Germany’s answer to “Fifty Shades of Grey” - even if the film itself is something quite different.(Boyd van Hoeij, hollywoodreporter.com, July 30 2014) 

Awards
  • Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino, best new actress – Munich International Film Festival & Filmschoolfest Munich, 2014 (Germany)
  • Best Artistic Contribution & FIPRESCI Prize (World Competition) – FFM / Montréal World Film Festival, 2014 (Canada)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Vicky Krieps, Steffen Münster, Lena Lauzemis, Christine Schorn
Screenplay 
Ingo Haeb adapted from a novel by Markus Orths
Cinematographer 
Sophie Maintigneux
Sound 
Jan Hinz
Set 
Petra Klimek
Music 
Jakob Ilja
Production 
Sutor Kolonko
Coproduction 
58Filme, Pandora Filmproduktion, WDR
Distribution 
Patra Spanou
Biography

Ingo Haeb (1970) studied scriptwriting at the DFFB in Berlin. In 2006, he co-directed the TV film “Neandertal” with Jan-Christoph Glaser. His first feature film was the tragicomedy “Sohnemänner” (2012). Haeb also teaches scriptwriting at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. 

Filmography
  • Das Zimmermädchen Lynn, 2014
  • Es ist alles in Ordnung (writer), 2013
  • Fraktus (writer), 2012
  • Sohnemänner , 2012
  • Hochzeitspolka (writer), 2010
  • Die Schimmelreiter (writer), 2008
  • Neandertal (TV, codirected with Jan-Christoph Glaser), 2006
  • Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb (writer), 2005
  • Narren (writer), 2003