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MOTHER OF MINE


A heart-wrenching film set during WWII tells the story of one of the 70.000 Finnish children who were sent to new homes in neutral Sweden to be safe from the war.

Produced by MRP (MatilaRohr Productions), directed by Klaus Haro

LISTEN TO SOME CUES:

Train Trip
9-year old Eero's first impressions as he travels through Sweden towards his new parents.
A dramatic traveling theme, orchestral.

Mother's Theme
Everything is well at last - for a moment.
A soft, beautiful happiness theme, orchestral.

Running Away

Eero is uprooted once again and has to leave Sweden against his will.
Dramatic, emotional theme, orchestral.

Mom Leaving Sweden

Eero is uprooted once again and has to leave Sweden against his will.
Dramatic, emotional theme, orchestral.

Tremolo
Eero makes a raft and tries to swim to Finland, putting his life in danger.
Dramatic, orchestral.

Mother of Mine
A medley of the film's themes.
Dramatic, soft, emotional, orchestral.

 

WHAT CRITICS SAID:

"Mother of Mine is, in many ways, Kantelinen’s Schindler’s List: a serious, dramatic score for a serious, dramatic movie about a significant event in his country’s wartime history. It’s also very, very beautiful."

Read the whole review by Jonathan Broxton

"This is a rich score that gives the best Hollywood efforts a real run for their money. The emotional depth plumbed here has wonderful touches and sweeps of melody that bring across Eero’s inner turmoil. The score itself has the kind of sweep of Seven Years in Tibet with the emotional depth of Schindler’s List and lyrical writing like Girl With A Pearl Earring."

Read the whole review by Steven A. Kennedy

"Klaus Haro's film follows the fortunes of a 9-year-old boy, who was just one of 70,000 Finnish children evacuated to neutral Sweden during World War II and receives a rich, lush-stringed score from Tuomas Kantelinen, which explores the full range of emotions that such a story holds - there are moments of warmth, sadness, passion, tragedy, tension and nostalgia"

Read the whole review by Jeff Hall

 

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