102 min, drama, dir. Matīss Kaža

With strobe lights and a thumping techno soundtrack, NEON SPRING chronicles two months in the life of Laine, a college girl from a bland middle-class suburb in Latvia. As Laine’s father distances himself from his crumbling marriage and his family, Laine is unable to cope with the separation and 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.


Marija Luīze Meļķe
Grēta Trušiņa
Gerds Lapoška
Jānis Skutelis
Agnese Rukšāne
Timotejs Pelle Kalniņš
Matīss Ozols
Emīls Ralfs


Directed by Matīss Kaža
Written by Marija Luīze Meļķe, Matīss Kaža
Music by Toms Auniņš
Cinematography by Aleksandrs Grebņevs
Production Design by Rūdolfs Baltiņš
Edited by Paula Popmane
Sound Design by Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
Costume Design by Laura Jančauska, Krišjānis Elviks
Make-up & Hair by Aija Beata Rjabovska
International Sales Magnolia Pictures International


Edinburgh International Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
Riga International Film Festival
International Film Festival Goa 2022
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2022
TLVFest 2022
Juniorfest 2022
Festival del Cinema Europeo 2022
Chennai International Film Festival 2022
Boston Baltic Film Festival 2023
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival 2023
Pink Apple Gay and Lesbian + Festival 2023
Atlantida Film Fest 2023


Works in Progress Award @ Tallinn Baltic Event 2020