Mellow Mud
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Festival in Media
Section: Baltic Countries
Country: Latvia 
Year: 2016

Mellow Mud

107 minutes/color



In order not to lose their home, 17-year-old Raya and her little brother keep their grandmother’s death a secret. Raya tries every trick in the book to make it seem like she’s still alive, while at the same time fully indulging her feelings for her English teacher. But in spite of her best efforts, things are getting out of control. Raya hopes for help from her mother in far-off London.


Director: Renars Vimba

Screenplay: Renars Vimba

Cinematographer: Arnar Thor Thorisson

Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Costume designer: Liga Kräsone

Producer: Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina



Elina Vaska, Edgars Samitis, Andzejs Lilientals, Zane Jancevska



Tasse Film

World sales:

Pluto Film




Renārs Vimba

Renārs Vimba graduated in cinematography from the Latvian Cultural Academy in Riga in 2008, then studied direction at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn. According to the director, his feature debut Mellow Mud was more than three years in the making, but his patience was rewarded with a Crystal Bear, the top honor in the Generation 14 plus section at the Berlinale.



2008 I'm Looking Forward to Tomorrow (Documentary short)

2016 Mellow Mud