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Florida Premiere

My Favorite War

Directed by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen

Norway-Latvia | 82 minutes | 2020

Latvian, English, Russian with English subtitles

Thoughtful and intriguing, while suitable for all ages, My Favorite War is an animated documentary exploring the Soviet rule of Latvia. The provocative title refers to the Second World War, whose memory the state regularly invoked to stir up feelings of patriotism. The uniqueness of this brilliantly animated film is in the personal child’s perspective it presents. The story is full of youthful curiosity, idealized relationships with family members, and distress about the militarized environment in which our hero lives. Animated images are mixed with filmed episodes depicting her revisiting her childhood places and conversations she has with her lifelong friend. Winner of the Contrechamp Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s largest animation festival, My Favorite War resonates with universal significance, recalling that the fight for freedom is never over.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen and moderator Rabbi Jaime Aklepi. To view the conversation please click here.

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Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen has made eight documentaries and more than 20 hours of television animation-documentary series. Her television animation-documentary series My Body Belongs to Me (2018) won various awards including an International Emmy Award.
Foreign Title Mans milakais karš
Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Countries of Production Norway-Latvia
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Latvian, English, Russian with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 82 minutes
Principal Cast Mare Eihe, Madara Bore, Anete Vanaga

Best Film at Annecy Animation Film Festival

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