Mother, I Love You
Mammu, es tevi mīlu
Jānis Nords, Latvia, 2013
Suitable for Children,
Prod. Year: 2013
Running Time: 83 min.
Production Company: Film Studio TANKA
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. 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.