My Favorite War

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    My Favorite War

    Directed by

    Norway, Latvia

    2020

    80 min

    • English

    Animation, Documentary

    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.

    Awards

    • Contrechamp Award - Annecy IAFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen
    Cinematography
    Andrejs Verhoustinskis
    Trond Jacobsen
    Mārcis Ābele
    Editing
    Julie Vinten
    Reinis Rinka
    Music
    Karlis Auzans
    Ernests Ansons
    Production
    BIVROST FILM & TV
    Production
    EGOMEDIA

    Press

    The story is full of youthful curiosity, idealized relationships with family members, and distress about the militarized environment.

    Modern Times Review

    Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen

    Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen

    Latvia

    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).