Mother, I Love You
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Festival in Media
Section: Baltic Countries
Country: Latvia 
Year: 2013

Mother, I Love You

93 minutes/color



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.


Director: Janis Nords

Screenplay: Janis Nords

Cinematographer: Tobias Datum

Editing: Tamara Meem

Producer: Alise Gelze, Gatis Smits



Kristofers Konovalovs, Vita Varpina, Matiss Livcans, Indra Brike


Film Studio Tanka

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Yanis Nords

After extensively working as the first assistant director on various Latvian features and TV commercials, Janis Nords shot his feature debut AMATEUR in 2008. The film won the Best Debut award at the Latvian National Film Festival. The following year he co-wrote RETURN OF THE SERGEANT LAPINS (directed by Gatis Smits). MOTHER, I LOVE YOU is Janis Nords' second feature.



2008 Amatieris

2010 Freedom Day (Short)

2011 Au Revoir Monkeys (Short)

2013 Mother, I Love You

2017 Foam at the Mouth