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.


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.


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

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