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Friedrich Murnau's film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” to be shown 13 July within OIFF
11:32 / 20.03.2013

ODESA, MARCH 20th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― 13 July in the framework of the Odesa International Film Festival the film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” by Friedrich Murnau will be shown at Potemkinkaya Stairs, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

President of the Odesa International Film Festival Viktoria Tigipko reported yesterday, 19 March, during the press conference.

“Potemkinskaya Stairs has become famous all over the world. Every year during the festival, we show famous films ― it had already been “Battleship Potemkin”, “Metropolis”, “City Lights”. This year we will have a unique project that we will present on the second day of the festival, 13 July, the same as it was previous years. This year it will be a film by German director Friedrich Murnau “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927). This film won 3 Oscars at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. Another interesting fact, that the nomination “For outstanding artistic achievement” was the first and the last. It was on the verge of sound and silent films, there were used interesting special effects. Also, the film has music recording. On Potemkinkaya Stairs it will be displayed accompanied by the symphony orchestra”, Mrs Tigipko stated.

As previously reported, the IV Odesa International Film Festival will be held through 12 ― 20 July 2013.

INFORMATION: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era, and a prominent figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s.

“Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” also known as Sunrise, is a 1927 American silent film directed by German film director F. W. Murnau.

Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 and sixty years later was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States Library of Congress for films that are «culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

The decennial Sight and Sound poll of 2012 for the British Film Institute named it the fifth-best film in the history of motion pictures by critics, and 22nd by directors.