For The Love

“For the love” is a short film about a 14- year old boy, Lyosha, who witnesses the verbal and physical abuse of his mother Nadia by his older brother Kazmiri. As the situation is about to escalate, Lyosha in the fear for his mother’s safety, comes up with a plan to stop Kazimir, which, however, just brings greater tragedy to the family.

  • Lia Nabi
  • Lia Nabi
  • Lia Nabi
  • Sean Cassidy Tyrrell
    Key Cast
  • Dagmar Baar
  • Eoghain Francis Kiernan
  • Branden Bailey
  • Diego E Rodriguez
  • Fernando Chapa
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    12 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    600 EUR
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    English, Russian
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Director Biography - Lia Nabi

Lia Nabi makes her directorial debut with “For The Love.” Shot in Dublin (Ireland) during her final year in College, the film follows a young boy struggling to find a way to protect his mother. We as the audience live with him through his ordeal. Even though “For The Love” is a piece tackling the topic of domestic violence, more so it is questioning moral boundaries and our perception of what is right or wrong. And whether the end truly justifies the means.
This movie falls into a series of different pieces by the director which deal with the idea of human sanity and how we as society damage people and make them to the monsters we are so scared of.

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Director Statement

This movie is about everything and at the same time just about one thing. It is about domestic abuse, immigration, poverty, metal health, morals, coming of age and at the same time it is just about one boy’s decision.
I started the script with the simple question if the end justifies the means. Then it went further into the idea of how far can you go for someone you love and how circumstances can turn you into a bad person or are you at all a bad person for making a decision out of despair. So this is there the title comes from, people always talk about the things they did for money, fame, revenge, but this boy did…what he did…for love. And not only love, but the strongest love, the first love, the pure love, you feel towards your mother.