MOTHER I LOVE YOU

MAMMU, ES TEVI MILU

By Janis NORDS

TASSE FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

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.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale 2013
Generation K Plus, International Jury Prize for the Best Film
Los Angeles Film Fest 2013
Grand Prox for Best Film
Buster Film Festival 2013
Writters Guild Award for The Best Script
Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth 2013
Award for The Best Film
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, LITHUANIA
    • Languages
    • LATVIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Janis NORDS
    • Producer(s)
    • Alise GELZE (FILM STUDIO TANKA), Kestutis DRAZDAUSKAS (ARTBOX)
    • Synopsis
    • 12-year-old Raimonds does what he can to make his strict mother proud – he even plays the saxophone in the school band instead of riding his kickboard in a skate park. When he tries to cover up a bad note at school, a spiral of lies is started, which soon spins out of control.
      Thanks to his friend Peteris, whose mother is a cleaner, Raimonds gets hold of the keys to a fancy apartment and wants to spend the night there. Unfortunately, the owner comes back home with a girl, who not only robs him but also takes Raimonds’ saxophone. The boy has to venture into the night Riga to get the instrument back. When Peteris is accused of robbing the flat, Raimonds has to decide whether to save his friendship or his face in front of the mother. An exciting story about the healing power of truth.
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