Featured image for “Sunrise”
Shown: January 9, 2013 at 6pm

Director : F W Murnau

Country : USA

Release Date : 1927

Duration : 110 mins

Language : No dialogue

Subtitles : No

A classic story of love, betrayal and reconciliation.  One of cinema’s great love stories and a pinnacle of the silent era. Murnau chose to use the new Fox Movietone sound-on-film system, making Sunrise one of the first feature films with a synchronised musical score and sound effects soundtrack. The film incorporated Charles Gounod’s 1872 composition Funeral March of a Marionette, which was later used as the theme for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965).

“This is pure cinema: emotionally uplifting, utterly absorbing, sublimely refreshing.”  (Tony Sloman – Radio Times)