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My Favorite War

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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. An antiwar film, emphasizing the importance of an individual's freedom being a democratic society's fundamental right.

Award in Annecy

  • Contrechamp Award (2020)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: My Favorite War

    Directed by: Ilze BURKOVSKA JACOBSEN

    Country: Latvia, Norway

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 01 h 17 min 27 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film contrechamp

    Techniques used: Cut-outs

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Ilze BURKOVSKA JACOBSEN

    Production: BIVROST FILM & TV, Trond JACOBSEN, EGO MEDIA, Guntis TREKTERIS

    Artistic direction: Sven Nyhus

    Script: Ilze Burkovska - Jacobsen

    Graphics: Laima Puntule

    Animation: Toms Burans, Krisjanis Abols, Arnis Zemitis, Kerija Arne, Nils Hammers

    Camera: Andrejs Verhoustinskis, Trond Jacobsen

    Compositing: Karina Weitz

    Music: Karlis Auzans

    Sound: Anete Vanaga, Ernests Ansons

    Editing: Julie Vinten, Reinis Rinka

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