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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Year: 1927
Production Country: USA
Directed by: FW Murnau
Featuring: Janet Gaynor / George O’Brien / Margaret Livingston
Running time: 94min
Certificate: U

Janet Gaynor won an Oscar for her performance as a wife who, after nearly being murdered by her husband, learns to love him again. Read more


The great revival of interest in silent cinema has been one of the most remarkable stories in film in recent years, with the success of The Artist and numerous silent cinema festivals across the world vouching for its new popularity. Murnau’s groundbreaking masterpiece reveals the silent film form at the apogee of its expression and sophistication, and yet surprisingly it didn’t feature in the critics’ poll top ten until 2002, when it ranked joint seventh. Could this be its year?


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