Considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio, Sunrise is Murnau’s ground-breaking masterpiece. Bored with his wife and the routine of farm life, a farmer falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together.
When his wife becomes suspicious and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her and slowly regains her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other.
Introduced by Michael Punt, Professor of Art and Technology at Plymouth University
and founding convenor of Transtechnology Research.
Director: F.W. Murnau
Running time: 91 minutes
Date: Monday 22 January
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University
Tickets: £6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA