Canal March

Presentation of Sunrise (1927)

Manuel Hidalgo

As part of the silent film series "Melodrama and Star-system", the writer Manuel Hidalgo presents Sunrise, the first film of German director F.W. Murnau in Hollywood, adapted from a novel by Hermann Sudermann, played by Janet Gaynor and George O'Brien. Combining drama and comedy, realism and symbolism, he showed with virtuoso camera movements and great poetic breath the evolution of an unfaithful husband from a triangular relationship to the "dawn" of his conscience to love.
 

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