Film Solo Sunny

Solo Sunny, film still © PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Dieter Lück

Sun, 26.08.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Director: Konrad Wolf, colour, 104 min., 1978

The GDR, at the end of the 70s: Ingrid Sommer, a woman working in a factory, tries to launch a singing career under the name “Sunny”. The young woman travels around with the band “Tornados” and plays some small gigs in cultural centres around the province. Her life is anything but “sunny” though, even when her love for the philosopher Ralph does promise some light and warmth at times. A story balancing between sadness and hope, and, retrospectively, a wonderfully precise and authentic film about life in the GDR.