Saturday 24 October
Tickets Filmhuis Cavia // 21:30 // € 5
The Poetics of Memory and Decay: Henri Plaat on 16mm
Genre: Experimental shorts on 16mm film
Open: 21:30 - 00:00 hrs
Tickets: € 5
Line up: Henri Plaat | 1969-1986 | NL, various | 73’ | 16mm | no dialogue

We abide by the rules as set by the RIVM and have limited seats available for each screening.

Reservations: Please only book together if you are from the same household. 

For Cineville card holders, the €5.50 is a deposit that you will get it back at the door. (We hope to have a better system in place soon and thank you for your understanding!)
You can also drop by Cavia an hour before the screening to make a reservation at the bar.


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.


While at our venue, wear your fasemask in the foyer and be mindful to remain at 1.5 meter distance from other people.
We trust all to be responsible with their health and hygiene check.

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