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"In his first American film, the German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau creates some of the greatest images in the history of cinema." — The New Yorker
Voted the eleventh greatest film of all time in the 2022 Sight and Sound poll (between The Godfather and Singin’ In The Rain), F.W. Murnau’s visually striking tragedy tells the simple tale of a man who leaves his wife and child in the country for a femme fatale and the Big City. It is regarded as the last masterpiece of the silent era, the first psychological thriller in cinema history and in the words of The Sydney Morning Herald (28 July 1928) “among the most remarkable films that have ever been flashed on the screen”. 4K restoration.
“Blazing an inspirational trail for just about everything Hollywood has done since.” — The Guardian
“This is pure cinema, emotionally uplifting, utterly absorbing, sublimely refreshing.” — Radio Times
“F.W Murnau’s career-peak, the crowning film from that sacred edge-of-the-abyss year of 1927.” — Village Voice
The 12:30pm screening on Sunday 30 April will be introduced by Quentin Turnour, film historian, silent film specialist programmer and a member of the Cinema Reborn organising committee.
Silent, English intertitles
George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingstone
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