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My Favorite War: An animated memoir of a soviet childhood, and an antiwar film that emphasizes the importance of an individual’s right to freedom in a democratic society.

This is the personal story of the director, Ilze, growing up in Cold-War Latvia, USSR. It’s a coming of age story, a personal escape route from the mighty authoritarian regime’s brainwashing. The film not only recounts the events Ilze lived through, it also depicts the fractured experience of living in a reality that is denied in propaganda, and the heartbreak of learning people she loves believe in things she hates. An antiwar film, emphasizing the importance of an individual’s freedom being a democratic society’s fundamental right.

SDFF 2021 Jury Award Nominee - Best Feature!*

Awards Latvia’s National Fim Award “Lielais Kristaps” Best Animation Film & Best Animation Director l Bucheon International Animation Film Festival Special Distinction Prize l ANNECY 2020 Feature Films Contrechamp Award & Prix Du Jury Sescritique l Palm Springs International Animator Festival & Expo 2020 Animator of the Year l New Chitose Airport International Film Festival Feature Film Grand Prix

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 mins
  • Language
    English, Latvian, Russian w/ English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Ilze Burkovska - Jacobsen
  • Screenwriter
    Ilze Burkovska - Jacobsen
  • Producer
    Trond Jacobsen, Guntis Trekteris
  • Filmmaker
    Ilze Burkovska - Jacobsen