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The View from Our House

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Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin

  • Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin

    Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin

Synopsis

An unseen woman witnesses the ordinary oppression and fear of the early years of National Socialism. She describes the sound of screaming she regularly hears on passing a military barracks whilst walking from her house to the station. Images of the barracks recur throughout the film, suggesting the routine tyranny that precipitates the woman's increasing fear and eventual journey into exile. The film's structure of repetition and retelling foregrounds the way in which her life is stunted by increasing marginalisation and terror. "I’m only just eighteen but sometimes I already feel so old that I think of dying," she writes in a letter to her would-be lover. The View from Our House is based in part on the memories, unsent letters and notebooks of a young photographer who lived in Berlin-Tempelhof. Aspects of her life are mapped out within this small area of Berlin through a succession of haunted images and sounds that imbue place with a sense of memory and history. http://www.view-from-our-house.info/

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76 mins
Format
Video and Super 8 film
Director
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Producer
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Editor
Anthea Kennedy
Screenwriter
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Director of Photography
Ian Wiblin
Sound
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Principal Cast
Maren Hobein
Sound Mix
Philippe Ciompi
Colorist
Sue Giovanni

Production Company

Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
anthea.kennedy@btopenworld.com

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Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
anthea.kennedy@btopenworld.com