Four Parts of a Folding Screen

Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime. A voice, enigmatic and sometimes uncertain, foretells, relates and recalls the routine processes of injustice and their legacy: the creation of a diaspora of household objects, scattered over buildings that no longer exist. As the camera probes the secrets of ordinary spaces, streets and buildings around the city of Berlin, semblances of a person and a history begin to emerge and coalesce.

Working somewhere in the space between documentary and fiction, Kennedy & Wiblin let the filmmaking process itself also enter the narrative. An elderly woman asks the filmmakers: "Are you working for Google Earth?", and tells of seeing the whole of Frankfurter Allee destroyed in a single night by aerial bombing – such poignant juxtapositions of past and present spark throughout the film.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 5
    No subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    No subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 2
    No subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Kino 3
    No subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Premiere
World premiere
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
83’
Language
English
Producer
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Production Company
Arts Council of England
Sales
Anthea Kennedy
Writer
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Cinematography
Ian Wiblin, Patrick Duval
Editor
Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin
Sound Design
Anthea Kennedy, Philippe Ciompi
Music
Alexander Balanescu
Cast
With the voice of Maren Hobein
Website
http://antheakennedy.wordpress.com/four-parts-of-a-folding-screen-2018/