Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – Review


As I sit here trying to write a proper opening to a review talking about F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, but attempting to think of a phrase that would capture how I feel about such an extraordinary piece of work is already hard enough – for not only is it one of the most romantic of all films but it is also something that stands out of its own kind. A defining moment in the silent era of film, Sunrise is not only extraordinary in how genuine the emotions of its characters are, but also in a sense that it is something so ahead of its time and does not feel dated in the slightest – the way that all of the best examples of silent cinema can be. F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise is not only his finest achievement as a filmmaker, but an experience that words alone cannot do justice. Continue reading →