Sonntagsmalerei takes the form of an 8mm film diary. Examining the sexual politics of the early 1970’s from the perspective of Eva as she navigates her relationships with two lovers.


“I haven't made a film since 1977. I worked for four years on a script which was rejected in blatant censorship by funding sources everywhere. Apparently my personal radicalism must have shocked producers who consider themselves ‘feminist.’ What I perceive as radical is to do away with taboos, to write down my dreams and images. [...] In the film scene, documentary realism continues to rule, and imagination is unwanted because no one pays for it. The films we see are the ones ‘allowed.’ To make those, you don't need imagination. Backers are so confused about their ability to judge that they have lost all their courage. Behind every film lies the commercial question: ‘How much will it earn?’”

Ula Stöckl1


Front Image: Courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek

  • 1Ula Stöckl, cited in Marc Silberman, “Do Away With Taboos,” Jump Cut 29 (February 1984): 55.
UPDATED ON 08.03.2024