The View from Our House

  • 76'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2013
A photographer, a woman like any other, describes the everyday horrors of the Nazi regime in the prelude to World War II. Every day she walks past an SA prison, where the screaming of tortured prisoners can be heard through the walls. While the soundtrack presents excerpts from the diaries of this woman, we see the surroundings of the prison as it is today, filmed in static, tactile video and Super-8 shots.
The notes continue chronologically in the voice-over (loosely based on the real diaries and letters of an aunt of one of the makers) as the images keep returning to the same place from different corners and different seasons - the repetition of the recollection. When the narrator moves to England, the pictures remain in Germany, with the memories that will never fade.


Directors
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
76'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Language
English
Producers
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Sales
Anthea Kennedy
Screenplay
Ian Wiblin, Anthea Kennedy
Cinematography
Ian Wiblin
Editor
Anthea Kennedy
Sound Design
Philippe Ciompi
Cast
voice of Maren Hobein
Website
http://www.view-from-our-house.info