Mellow Mud

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    Mellow Mud

    Es esmu šeit

    Directed by

    Latvia

    2016

    105 min

    • Latvian

    Drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    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.

    Awards

    • Crystal Bear for the Best Film, Youth Jury - Berlinale Generation
    • Grand Prix - CinEast FF
    • Children’s And Youth Film Prize - Nordic Film Days
    • Student Jury Award - Bratislava IFF
    • Best Female Actress (Elīna Vaska) - IFFI Goa
    • Best European Film, Media Jury Award - PriFest

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Elīna Vaska
    Andžejs Jānis Lilientāls
    Edgars Samītis
    Zane Jančevska
    Ruta Birgere
    Screenplay
    Renārs Vimba
    Cinematography
    Arnar Thorisson
    Editing
    Georgios Mavropsaridis
    Music
    Ēriks Ešenvalds
    Sales
    PLUTO FILM
    Production
    TASSE FILM

    Press

    A bittersweet Baltic tale of adolescent angst.

    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

    Renārs Vimba

    Renārs Vimba

    Latvia

    I believe that life is harsh and beautiful at the same time. I was going for a story that would be equally heavy and life-affirming.

    Renārs Vimba studied film directing and cinematography at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga and the Baltic Film, Media, and Arts and Communication School in Tallinn, Estonia. His short films have screened at numerous film festivals across Europe. MELLOW MUD (ES ESMU ŠEIT) is debut feature. It was selected at the Berlinale Generation 14plus in 2016.