My Favorite War

My Favorite War teaches the global value of freedom and demonstrates how a very personal story can be of universal interest».  A quote from the Annecy Festival where the film won the award for best feature. This is a personal, animated documentary that tells the story of the director growing up in Latvia, part of the Soviet Union, from 1970 to 1990. The regime used World War II as a significant ideological weapon to intimidate and oppress the population during the Cold War. When Ilze discovers the remains of a German soldier in her sandbox, she begins looking for other stories buried underneath the propaganda. “I had to make a choice then – who do I want to become and what do I believe in? Questions young generations are asking themselves today”.

  • Program
  • Original title
    My Favorite War
  • Director
    Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Producer
    Trond Jacobsen, Guntis Trekteris
  • Writers
    Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Playtime
    1 h 23 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway, Latvia