MY FAVORITE WAR is the director's personal story of growing up in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. A coming-of-age tale about finding one's own identity, loyalty and truth beneath the propaganda and oppression of an authoritarian regime. With the rise of undemocratic forces today, this animated documentary is more relevant than we would like it to be.
- Contrechamp Award - Annecy IAFF
- Submitted to the Animated Feature Category of the 93rd Academy Awards
- Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen
- Andrejs Verhoustinskis
- Trond Jacobsen
- Mārcis Ābele
- Julie Vinten
- Reinis Rinka
- Karlis Auzans
- Ernests Ansons
- BIVROST FILM & TV
The story is full of youthful curiosity, idealized relationships with family members, and distress about the militarized environment.
Well on its way to becoming one of this year’s festival discoveries. Thoughtful, smart and yet incredibly watchable.
Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen moved from Latvia to Norway in 1991. She studied TV directing at Lillehammer University. She works as a director focusing on author driven documentaries. So far she has directed 7 documentary films. Her most recent film MY MOTHER'S FARM (2008) was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2008. Her latest work is the animated documentary MY FAVORITE WAR (2020).