Jānis Nords is a Latvian film director born in 1983. After gaining a rich experience as the first assistant director on numerous Latvian features and TV commercials, Jānis made his feature debut Amateur in 2008. The film won the Best Debut award at the Latvian National Film Festival. The following year he co-wrote Return of Sergeant Lapins (directed by Gatis Smits), which premiered at the Busan IFF. He then went on to study film directing at the National Film and Television School in London. His second feature Mother, I Love You (2013, screened at CinEast) picked up numerous prizes, including the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus Award and Best Narrative Feature Award at the Los Angeles FF. Foam at the Mouth, his third film, was awarded a Special Mention at the Moscow IFF.