Fri 12 Jan

Mother, I Love you

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

Are the Kids Alright?

Mammu, es Tevi milu

83 mins

in Latvian with EN subs

LVA | 2014 | dir. Janis Nords, with Kristofers Konovalovs, Vita arpina, Matiss Livcans

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. An exciting story about the healing power of truth, Janis Nord’s touching film is a cross breed between Truffaut’s The 400 Blows and the Dardenne’s The Kid with a Bike.

Are the Kids Alright? is a European film celebration by and for the youth, curated in partnership with the National Film and Television School and presenting coming-of-age films and a selection of some of the best recent European shorts.




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