DVD, Digital Release: Mellow Mud

Digital, DVD Release Date: Nov. 24, 2020
Price: DVD $18.49
Studio: Corinth Films

Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian teen to mature beyond her years in Mellow Mud, a coming-of-age drama from—you guessed it—Latvia.

Following the death of their father and emigration of their mother to England to find work, 17-year-old Raya (Vaska) and her younger brother, Robis (Andzejs Janis Lilientals), are forced to share a squalid rural cottage with their paternal grandmother (Ruta Birgere), whom they despise. When Raya returns from school one day to find their grandmother dead, they uneasily bury her in the garden to avoid the local social worker who has been snooping about and go about their lives as if nothing has happened. So when a high school English competition promising a trip to London for the finalists provides hope for Raya to escape her desperate situation – maybe even help them find her mother – she ultimately makes a series of decisions that bring her to an unenviable crossroad.

Written and directed by Renars Vimba, Mellow Mud earned solid notices at dozens of festivals around the world and picked up the Generation 14plus Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.