Mother, I Love You
About the Film
About the Director
Twelve-year old Raimonds lives with his single mom and does what he can to make her proud, like playing the saxophone in the school band. But his mischievous side lands him in trouble at school. He decides to hide a school note from his mom. The lies escalate from there. He runs away from home with the help of his friend Peteris, who gives him the keys to an unoccupied apartment, an act that has unforeseen consequences. Janis Nords’ second film (Latvia's 2013 Oscar entry) is a soulful story of friendship and truth set against the cool hues and the nightlights of Riga, and featuring a 400 BLOWS-esque performance by newcomer Kristofers Konovalovs.
After extensively working as 1AD on various Latvian features and TV commercials, Janis Nords shot his feature debut AMATEUR in 2008. The film won Best Debut at the Latvian National Film Festival. The following year he co-wrote RETURN OF SERGEANT LAPINS (directed by Gatis Smits), which premiered at Busan International Film Festival. He then studied film directing at National Film and Television School in Britain. MOTHER, I LOVE YOU is Jānis Nords’ second feature.
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