Coming Soon, Last Days shows the difficulties of an arthouse and cooperative movie theatre that programs auteur and resistance films in its four screens. The new cultural and consumer paradigm and its participatory model complicate its survival.
Javi, Miguel, Vero o Miguel Ángel are some of the people who are determined every day not to let this cinematic oasis dry up. In order to turn on the projectors, there are assemblies, commission meetings and board meetings where everything is discussed. Films are shown in the screens and fewer and fewer people attend the screenings. While in the back room the projectionists barely have the means to change the light bulbs. The history of the theatre becomes increasingly complicated when technical problems collapseand it is necessary to get at least 30,000 euros to confrontan inspection that forces the closure of the theatre. We will accompany these romantics in their battle to keep this sacred space alive but without necessarily agreeing on how.
My career as a filmmaker owes a lot to belonging to a family of cinephiles who went to the movie theatre every week to watch films by distant auteurs. This magical and sacred experience took place in a theatre that occupied an old municipal slaughterhouse and that today are CineCiutat.
The idea of seeing this theatre closed is comparable to the demolition of a shrine for all of us who sublimate the cinematic experience in the movies.
I understand Coming soon, last days as a film about resistance. About those projects and utopian fights that some people stubbornly defend, against the tide, transcending current trends, despite knowing that, naturallythey are struggles condemned to defeat.
Coming soon, last days is a film about love and community life, where opposing viewsare forced to walk hand in hand fora project that has united them irretrievably.
Title: Próximamente, últimos días
International title: Coming soon, last days
Source format: 16:9 AppleProRes422HQ
Master format: AppleProRes422 y H264
Original language: Spanish and Catalan
Filming location: Palma
Production year: Postproduction
Production company: Mosaic Producciones
Co-produced by: IB3 Televisió de les Illes Balears
With the support of: Institut d’Indústries Culturals de les Illes Balears, Consell de Mallorca
Direction and screenplay: Miguel Eek
Production director: Marta Castells
Communication and marketing: Virginia Galán
Cinematographer: Jordi Carrasco and Pascual Marí
Direct sound: Carlos Novoa, Ana Franco, Xavier Antich, Marc Farré, José María Martínez
Sound design: Rubén Pérez
Editor: Ernesto de Nova