This movie is an authentic of portrayal of unsaid behavior and subtle rectitude. I am thoroughly moved. /Mother of Mine/ rendered such genuine feelings inside me. Scenes wrenched heavy tears in my eyes. In large, the cinematography is affective. Though, too many obscured scenes, in which set design intentionally blocks a character from view. Really, I have to hand it to the actors, namely Maria Lundqvist. Bravo.
A Finnish boy is involuntarily separated from his Mother during WWII and temporarily given to a Swedish couple whose wife doesn’t want him. On a deeper level, it’s the story of two Mom’s whose kids are taken away; one to protect a life, and one whose life was taken away. Good story that mixes the past with the present, and the lingering impact past events can have on lives.
I was easily drawn in by such magnificent performances. I love Michael Nyqvist, and the child actor was also very good, but Maria Lundqvist as Mama Signe is incredible. I also learned a little bit out an aspect of WWII history that was previously unknown to me. Excellent all around.