Aka "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans". This exquisite silent film is just as powerful today as when it was made, telling the simple story of a farmer who plans to murder his wife led on by another woman. A triumph of direction, camera-work, art direction and performances, all hauntingly beautiful. Named 'greatest film of all time' in a recent French critics poll.

Year: 1927
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Silent Films, Film Festivals 1985, Spiritual Cinema, Classic Cinema, Theo's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: F W Murnau
Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
Duration: 91 Minutes
Rating: PG
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Nosferatu (1922)

Aka 'Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror'. The first and the greatest (not to mention scariest) Dracula...

Pandora's Box (1929)

A silent German masterpiece based on Wedekind's play, with an unforgettable Louise Brooks in her unf...

Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas (1931)

A landmark collaboration of F W Murnau ('Nosferatu') and Robert Flaherty ('Nanook of the North') has...

Way Down East (1920)

D.W. Griffith's Victorian pastoral stars Lillian Gish as an eager though exploited young woman aband...

Asphalt (1929)

One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era from acclaimed director Joe May....

Mad Love: Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913) / After Death (1915) / The Dying Swan (1916)

The films of Russian cinema pioneer Evgenii Bauer were thought to be lost until the dying days of th...

Master Of The House (1925)

Since the failure of his small business, Victor has become a household tyrant who constantly complai...

Une Partie de Campagne ( A Day in the Country ) (1936)

A short and semisweet romantic vignette based on a story by Guy de Maupassant. A group of family mem...

The Artist (Blu-ray) (2011)

Five Academy Awards--including Best Picture, Director, and Actor--went to this magical, mostly silen...

Beast (2017)

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her opp...