Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

2007 #16
F.W. Murnau | 91 mins | DVD | U

Sunrise: A Song of Two HumansMurnau’s first film in America, throughout the decades hailed as one of the greatest film ever made.

Maybe it is, in some respects — for a film made 80 years ago it certainly stands up very well today. It’s helped by being a fable, giving it added resonance for any time period, though probably hindered by being silent (virtually — as one of the first films with a synchronised soundtrack there are some effects).

Certainly recommended to anyone interested in the history of film.

4 out of 5

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