Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
DIRECTOR: F.W. MURNAU
CAST: GEORGE O'BRIEN, JANET GAYNOR, MARGARET LIVINGSTON, BODIL ROSING
An epic of intimate emotions, Murnau’s sublime masterwork captures in exaggerated expressionist language the gamut of feelings that can pass between a couple, from the wandering eye to homicidal indignity to the otherworldly transports of pure and perfect love. Couple George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor rekindle their affections on a trip to the City, rendered in elaborate sets, in this winner of the first and only Academy Award for Best Unique and Artistic Picture.