Saturday 27 January


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Adam Curtis | 2016 | UK | 166'

British filmmaker Adam Curtis is, in leftwing circles, one of the most admired thinkers of our time. With unique access to the BBC-archive he creates profound polemics argued with psychoanalysis, philosophy and media theory, that dissect the essence of the political and economic problems of our time.

As the final part of our Adam Curtis trilogy we’ll be showing his latest film: HyperNormalisation. In this 2016 documentary Curtis looks at how governments, financiers and technological utopians have replaced the complexity of the ‘real’ world with a much simpler ‘fake’ world. He finds the origin of this manipulation technique in the Soviet Union of the mid-seventies, when the system was slowly collapsing but it was much easier to pretend that everything was alright. Curtis describes how this technique of ‘hypernormalisation’ played an essential role in the rise of Muammar Gadaffi, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.


Date & Time: 

Saturday, 27 January, 2018 - 20:00


  • film


  • Documentary
  • Philosophy
  • Political


5,- (or Cineville)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


  • film

opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by CineInterzone), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.