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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


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.


Type of film
Running Time
76 mins
Video and Super 8 film
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Anthea Kennedy
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Director of Photography
Ian Wiblin
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Principal Cast
Maren Hobein
Sound Mix
Philippe Ciompi
Sue Giovanni

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Last updated 4th January 2016

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Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin


Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin