Young Love In a Dirty Place
A girl explores multiple ways of closing the door to save their first relationship crisis.
The story follows the monologue of a girl who stands alongside a breaking relationship. The colorful highlights of their young love begin to fade in front of the grim post-soviet setting. She begins to fight the crisis by adopting different identities.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
written and directed by REINIS SPAILE
STARRING: NIKOLA ABOLA & TOMASS PITERNIEKS
cinematographer JANIS JURKOVSKIS
producer HELVIJS FINKIS
art director MARTINS STRAUPE
1st AD MATISS SPAILE
gaffer JURIS ZEMITIS, ARMANDS VIRBULIS
stylist JULIJA VOLKENSTEINA makeup VIKTORIJA BREIKSA
1st AC & loader ELISA MATVEJEVA
focus puller KALVIS KULACKOVSKIS
color MAX GOLOMIDOV
sound design by ARTURS SENFELDS @ DIRTY DEAL AUDIO
set dressers PAULS JEGERS, AGNESE SIDLEVICA, AIVIS UZULIS
16mm & 35mm film KODAK SHOOT FILM camera equipment BBRENTAL
Film development FOCUS FILM LAB. STOCKHOLM
STEVE SPENCER PRODUCTION & MF PRODUCTION
Special thanks: MATISS SPAILE, ZANE PRIEDE, ROBERTS VINOVSKIS, JURIS ZUKOVSKIS, ELIZA JORDANE
The story behind the film
We wanted to create a youthful story in depressing surroundings remembering how it was when the first love blurs everything around you. The analog film helped us to capture the contrast between colorful highlights of the young couple and grim post-soviet environment that reminds about the dirty dumpster called routine.