Neon Spring (Neona pavasaris), dir. Matīss Kaža, 102’, Latvia, 2022

With strobe lights and a thumping techno soundtrack, "Neon Spring" chronicles two months in the life of Laine, a college girl from a suburb in Latvia. As Laine's father distances himself from his crumbling marriage and family, Laine is unable to cope with the separation. She discovers the edgy Riga party scene where she falls in love with seasoned raver Gunda. Going from rave to rave, the girls journey into a drug-fuelled underworld of anarchy, freedom and exploration.

Neon Spring

World Premiere 15.08.2022, Edinburgh International Film Festival
National Premiere 14.10.2022, Riga International Film Festival

Scriptwriters Marija Luīze Meļķe, Matīss Kaža
Main Cast Marija Luīze Meļķe, Grēta Trušiņa, Gerds Lapoška, Jānis Skutelis
Cinematographer Aleksandrs Grebņevs
Composer Toms Auniņš
Production Designer Rūdolfs Baltiņš
Editor Paula Popmane
Producers Matīss Kaža, Una Celma, Dace Siatkovska

Production Companies
Trickster Pictures
Deep Sea Studios

Contact (Sales)
Magnolia Pictures
Lorna Lee Torres

Supported by
State Culture Capital Foundation
Ministry of Culture of Latvia
National Film Centre of Latvia
Riga City Council