mother, i love you

One of the most poignant films ever produced in northern Europe, this Janis Nords-directed feature follows the buffeted relationship between a single mother and her 13-year-old son, whose seemingly slight lie leads to increasing complications with school authorities and the police. Their emotional odyssey gains extra force from players who had never before acted for the cameras, one of the numerous details that have had critics compare the film to Francois Truffaut’s Four Hundred Blows.

NYC Premiere Screening

Screening date & time: Friday, October 19, 8:15 pm

Original title: Mamma es Tev milu

Director: Jānis Nords

Runtime: 83 mins

Latvia - 2013

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About The Director:

After extensively working as 1AD on various Latvian features and TV commercials, Jānis 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.


Grand Prix of the International Jury - Berlinale Generation KPlus 2013

2013 L.A. Film Festival – Best Feature Film

2013 Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Republic – Best European Film