Latvia Sends ‘Mother, I Love You’ on Oscar Run

Pic won main prize in Berlinale's Generation Kplus section

GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate.

Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The film was produced by Film Studio Tanka, and is repped in international markets by New Europe Film Sales.

Two other films were on the short-list for Latvia’s Oscar entry. The others were Aigars Grauba’s “Dream Team 1935” and Ivars Tontegode’s “Mushroomers.”

More Film

  • 'The Pluto Moment' Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Pluto Moment'

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • 'Carmen and Lola' Review: By-the-Numbers Roma

    Cannes Film Review: 'Carmen and Lola'

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • Dark Crimes Jim Carrey review

    Film Review: Jim Carrey in 'Dark Crimes'

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • Buster Keaton

    Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • Michelle Williams This Is Jane

    Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie 'This Is Jane'

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • catastrophe

    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

  • Liam Neeson Men in Black

    Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You” as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and received the section’s main prize. It also won top prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content