Foam At The Mouth
Ar Putam Uz Lupam
Latvia, Poland, Lithuania| 2017| DCP | Color | 85 minutes | Janis Nords
SUNDAY 6 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 14:30 HRS | 80 MIN
MONDAY 7 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 18:45 HRS | 80 MIN
Director: Janis Nords
Screenplay: Matt Gossett
Producer: Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina
Cinematography: Tobias Datum
Editing: Agnieszka Glinska
Sound: Tom Drew
Music: Mikolaj Trzaska
Production Company: Tasse Film, Madants, Artbox, supported by National Film Centre of Latvia, Polish Film Institute, National Film Centre of Lithuania and Euroimages
Cast: Vilis Daudzins, Ieva Puke, Raimonds Celms, Imants Strads
Two years after the loss of his leg in a car accident, ex-cop Didzis focuses on training his three beloved police dogs. His estranged wife Jana, a doctor at the local sports school, seeks romantic fulfillment with Roberts, a seventeen year-old student and a promising swimmer. After a secret nighttime rendezvous, Jana hits a rabid wild boar with her car and eventually spreads the virus to Didzis´s dogs. The accident ignites dark suspicion and jealousy in Didzis. Busy with finding and punishing Jana´s secret lover, Didzis overlooks the ever-growing strangeness and aggression in his now infected dogs. Just as the love triangle becomes toxic, the dogs escape and threaten the local town. Facing both personal and professional fiasco, Didzis decides to take matter in his own hands.
After extensively working as 1AD on various Latvian features and TV commercials, Janis Nords shot his feature debut Amateur in 2008. The film won Best Debut at the Latvian National Film Festival. He then studied film directing at National Film and Television School in Britain. In 2013 his second feature Mother, I love you had the world premiere in Berlinale section Generation K Pluss where it received Grand Prix for Best Feature. The film received more than 15 national and international prizes, and was screened in more than 120 film festivals all over the world.