THE WANDERERS (KLEJOTĀJI)
documentary, Latvia/Sweden/US, 90', 2020
Director: Matīss Kaža
Writer: Matīss Kaža
Producers: Una Celma, Matīss Kaža
Cinematography: Aleksandrs Grebņevs
Music: Toms Auniņš
Editor: Gunta Ikere
Sound Design: Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
Some call them millennials. Others would consider them Generation Z. They are people in their early twenties looking for their place in a new and uncertain reality. Dancer Tanya moves to Mississippi where she finds love with a paraplegic wheelchair basketball trainer who is more than 20 years her senior. App developer Tomass abandons the life he had before and becomes a world-traveling digital nomad. Avant-garde publisher Valters collects toilet seats in a poetically performative attempt to overcome tragic past trauma. Through the prism of three distinct characters, the 24-year-old director conveys an intimate and sensitive cinematic portrait of his generation, questioning different aspects of what it means to be young in the contemporary world.
Financial Support: National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Fund of Latvia, Riga City Department of Culture
Produced by Fenixfilm, Deep Sea Studios, AVB Production and Apriori Collective.