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Es esmu seit (Mellow Mud)
dir. Renars Vimba
Latvia, 2016, 106 minutes
Latvian with English subtitles

European Union Film Festival
National Gallery of Canada, Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
Mellow Mud follows Raya, an intelligent, gifted seventeen-year-old, who lives with her younger brother and their grandmother in rather harsh circumstances. Raya and her brother despise their grandmother, but without their parents around they have no choice but to live under her roof—and by her rules. However, after returning from school one day to find her grandmother dead, Raya decides to bury her in the garden without telling anyone. Resourceful and determined, Raya takes control of the household, but with money tight she soon finds herself rushing into questionable decisions in order to make ends meet. A touching, tough-minded coming-of-age story and Winner of several Latvian National Film Awards, Mellow Mud is extraordinary, and Elina Vaska’s performance as Raya is a revelation. 

Mellow Mud suit Raya, une ado de 17 ans intelligente et douée, qui vit avec son jeune frère et sa grand-mère dans des conditions difficiles. Tant elle que son frère méprisent leur grand-mère, mais ils n'ont pas le choix vu que leurs parents ne sont plus là. Rentrant un jour de l'école, Raya trouve sa grand-mère morte et décide de l'enterrer dans le jardin sans souffler mot. Pleine de ressources et déterminée, Raya prend le contrôle du ménage, mais l'argent qui se fait rare la force à prendre des décisions discutables pour joindre les deux bouts. Une histoire de passage à l'âge adulte touchante qui a du caractère.

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