Seventeen-year-old Raya (Elina Vaska) and her younger brother, Robis, live under the guardianship of their bitter grandmother in rural Latvia. When the old woman suffers a fatal heart attack, Raya keeps her death a secret and assumes responsibility for the family’s orchard. Longing to escape her grueling life, Raya enters an English-language Olympiad taking place in London, hoping the trip will provide an opportunity to seek out her mother who abandoned them years earlier.
DIRECTED BY RENĀRS VIMBA
LATVIA | 2016 | LATVIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES