Screening: “Sun Alley”

Selina Korban Theatre, Byblos campus

The Department of Humanities in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites the LAU community and friends of LAU to the screening of Sonnenallee (Sun Alley) by Leander Haußmann. 

East Berlin in the 1970s - in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, a group of teenagers spend their time listening to banned pop music, trying to find some perspective for their future lives in a country to which the rest of the world is the “enemy of the people” and the Berlin Wall is a “bulwark against fascists”. The absurdity of everyday life in communist East Germany is shown through the eyes of 17-year old Michael whose life circles around the events that are passing at the back end of the Sonnenallee, while he has only one thing in mind: Doing whatever it takes to win the heart of the prettiest girl at school. Based on the novel “Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee” by Thomas Brussig, Leander Haußmann created a nostalgic movie portrait of life on the communist side of the Berlin wall.

All are welcome to attend.