Mellow Mud

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Mellow Mud (Latvian: Es Esmu Šeit) is a Latvian 2016 feature film by director Renārs Vimba. The coming-of-age drama debuted at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

‘Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love reveal the character of Raya, a 17-year-old living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother Robis. A staggering turn of events shakes up their lives, and the young girl must come to decisions that even a grown woman would find difficult to make.’ (IMDB)

The film has won awards at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival (Crystal Bear Award Generation 14plus, Best Feature Film), 2016 Latvian National Film Festival (Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress), 2016 International Film Festival of India (Best Actress) and the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival (New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Prize).

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1 hr 46 min

Hazy, autumnal vistas of rural Latvia are another sensory selling point, as is the elegantly spare choral score by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.