Mother, I Love You

Mammu, es tevi mīlu

Jānis Nords
Latvia, 2013

Type: Suitable for Children, Live-Action, Feature Film, Drama
Prod. Year: 2013
Running Time: 83 min.
Language: Latvian
Production Company: Film Studio TANKA
Country: Latvia
Type of material: DCP, HD Cam, BluRay
Synopsis: 12-year-old Raimonds tries to cover up a bad note at school and starts a spiral of lies, which spins out of control. He has to venture into Riga’s thrilling night-life to save his saxophone, his friendship and his face in front of his mother. An exciting story about the healing power of truth.

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Nords avoids falling into stereotypes, (…) refuses a moralistic feel-good ending, satisfyingly choosing to emphasize the relief of being up-front. (…) All performances are strong.

Variety

The film touched us deeply, because it gives us a look in the inner conflict of a boy, who learns to take responsibility for his actions and experiences that friendship needs honesty.
2013 Berlinale Generation KPlus jury explanation


Mother I Love You” captures all of the drama and desperation of a young boy caught in a difficult
situation from his unique perspective...
Kristofers Konovalovs is perfect for the role...he gives a very detailed and emotionally layered
performance.
Indiewire

With an excellent nuanced performance by fresh-faced newcomer Kristofers Konovalovs at its core, the tale of a wayward 12-year-old’s painful transition toward maturity treads familiar turf with
disarming confidence.
The Hollywood Reporter