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Mellow Mud

 

 

Original title:
Es esmu seit
Slovenian title:
Mehko blato
Section:
FOCUS: EAST BY NORTHEAST

Country, year:
Latvia, 2016
Length:
106

Directed by:
Renars Vimba

Screenplay:
Renars Vimba
Cinematography:
Arnar Thorisso
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Latvian
Voting code:
X*
Cast:
Elina Vaska (Raja), Andžejs Janis Lilientals (Robis), Edgars Samitis (ucitelj Oskars), Zane Jancevska (socialna delavka), Ruta Birgere (babica), Oskars Viksne (Jurka)
Awards:
Berlinale 2016 – Generation 14plus (Crystal Bear for Best Film), Karlovy Vary 2016, Sarajevo 2016, Seattle 2017


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 14:45 Kinodvor Cinema
Thu, 15.11.2018 17:00 Kinodvor Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
In his strong debut feature, promising Latvian director Ren?rs Vimba tackles the delicate theme of coming-of-age and a young girl's fight for what's left of her family.

In rural Latvia, 17-year-old Raya and her younger brother Robis have endured a traumatic childhood. Following the death of their father, they have had to cope with being abandoned by their mother. Living with an acidic grandmother they lead a life with no comforts and precious little affection. The alternative to a harsh existence in a run-down farmhouse is being sent to an orphanage. When her grandmother unexpectedly dies Raya is forced to become protector of her younger brother. To prevent the pair being taken into care she buries her grandmother in a neighbouring field.

"I thought to myself, how come that in Latvia we have done so many films about those who leave and how they cope with life there and I realised it is kind of unfair that we don't have any film that would look at the other side of the coin - what is happening with those who stay. That was the starting point." (Renars Vimba)
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