The Poetics of Memory and Decay: Henri Plaat

Sábado, 24 Octubre

The Poetics of Memory and Decay: Henri Plaat

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The Poetics of Memory and Decay: Henri Plaat
Henri Plaat | 1969-1986 | NL, various | 73’ | 16mm | no dialogue

Amsterdam filmmaker Henri Plaat brings us a miraculous world replete with beauty and history but also memories of war and destruction. In this analogue short film programme (16mm), Plaat employs the absurd and the playful, theatrically examining the quality of wonder through associative improvisation. He draws from a multitude of sources: desolate landscapes and dilapidated old cities, archaeology, ancient writings, pre-war films, film divas, and sound recordings. His gaze on fallen empires, and the melancholy of ancient greatness, expresses an urge for the essential and a desire to preserve it for posterity.

Dutch premiere in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum.

Fecha y hora: 

Sábado, 24 Octubre, 2020 - 19:00


  • cine


  • experimental short films


5 euro (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam
Países Bajos

Ruta e indicaciones: 

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


Former squat, now legalised

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


  • cine

horario de apertura: 

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

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