Spring, 2021. A cinephile invites you on an intimate trip through the last surviving cinema houses in Latvia. This documentary essay shot on super 8mm opens the locked doors to the cinema houses during perhaps the most difficult time in the history of physical cinema space. They are closed for the public but sometimes we can feel they are alive.
Cinéaste Janis Abele has started film making during his Philosophy studies in university. He graduated Latvian Academy of Culture in 2014 with thesis film "Six feet above". The film won Grand Prix at 33rd International short film festival Tous Courts in France, which is why it became the foundation for his debut feature film "7 Billion Years before the End of the World" which was released in 2018. Just one year later he finished his second feature film "Jelgava '94". It is an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Janis Jonevs with the same title. "Jelgava '94" had a good box-office run in Latvia and received 4 national film awards including Best Directing for Janis Abele at the age of 29.