HIGH WINDOWS – A Poem by Philip Larkin



For the launch of the Poetry Movement, Troublemakers has produced three films based on great Poems. The first film is based on the poem by Philip Larkin « High Windows ». The film was directed by Onur Senturk and explore the eternal themes of life and death.

The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation was set up by Lord Saatchi to further the advancement of arts, culture and education, with a focus on poetry, literature and dramatic performance.

Through the Poetry Movement, The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation wants to stand as the next logical step in terms of the way we consume verse. It will grow and develop into a creative space that encapsulates the beauty of imagination and inventiveness.


Client. Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation
Director of the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation. Eleanor Carter
Creative Director of the Poetry Film Project. John-Paul Pryor

Production Company. http://www.TROUBLEMAKERS.tv
Director. Onur Senturk
Producer. James Hagger
Production Assistant. Felipe Bernard
Scuptures. Onur Senturk & Omer Kasimoglu
Title Design. Ipek Torun
Sound Design & Music. Cypher audio
Cello. Michael Olsen
Sound Design, Production & Mix. John Black
Voice Over. Harold Pinter

When I see a couple of kids
And guess he’s fucking her and she’s
Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm,
I know this is paradise

Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives—
Bonds and gestures pushed to one side
Like an outdated combine harvester,
And everyone young going down the long slide

To happiness, endlessly. I wonder if
Anyone looked at me, forty years back,
And thought, That’ll be the life;
No God any more, or sweating in the dark

About hell and that, or having to hide
What you think of the priest. He
And his lot will all go down the long slide
Like free bloody birds. And immediately

Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.

Watch the second film in the series (The Wasteland by T.S Eliot)
Watch the 3rd film in the series (DEATH AND CO – A Poem by Sylvia Plath)


Depuis 2013, nous mettons régulièrement en avant des vidéos et des coups de coeur, ainsi qu’une sélection annuelle pour participer au MOTION+ FILM FESTIVAL qui se déroule chaque fin d’année sur Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE.


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