Nocturnal Dream Show: Arrebato

Tuesday, 21 January

Nocturnal Dream Show: Arrebato

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Cinema and dreams have always been closely linked. They both live in the dark and feed on new associations. Our Nocturnal Dream Show—named for the infamous early 70s midnight programs at San Francisco's Palace Theater—collects the eeriest explorations of the weird and the unconscious, movies that elude linear storytelling and evoke the generous imagination induced by sleep. Join us for Ivàn Zulueta's hallucinatory psychodrama Arrebato (1980).

José (Eusebio Poncela) is struggling to finish a low-budget horror movie, when he returns home to find a tape left by Pedro (Will More), an eccentric former acquaintance who is now a successful avant-garde director in Madrid. Pedro reveals something sinister that happens each night as he records himself sleeping. The tape triggers José to follow Pedro down his own destructive path. Ivàn Zulueta's deeply, desperately auto-biographical psychodrama bravely explores the connection between drug abuse and obsessive fillmmaking. Although barely known outside of Spain, Arrebato marked the start of a new countercultural cinema and became an inspiration for many Spanish directors, including Zulueta's friend Pedro Almodovar, who dubbed one of the female characters in the film. Watch the trailer.

Directed by Ivàn Zulueta, 1980, Spain, 105 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles


Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 21:15


  • bar/cafe
  • film


  • 3-5 €
- €5


Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam


Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.


Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.


  • bar/cafe / film

opening times: 

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