My Favorite War

My Favorite War (Mans mīļākais karš), dir. Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, 52’ & 80’, Latvia/Norway, 2020


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.

International Premiere June 2020, Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France)

Scriptwriter Ilze Burkovska – Jacobsen
Cinematographers Andrejs Verhoustinskis, Trond Jacobsen
Sound Directors Anete Vanaga, Ernests Ansons
Artist Svein Nyhus
Graphics Laima Puntule
Animation Toms Burāns, Krišjānis Ābols, Arnis Zemītis, Kerija Arne, Nils Hammers
Compositing Karina Weitz
Music Kārlis Auzāns
Editors Julie Vinten, Reinis Rinka
Producers Guntis Trekteris, Trond Jacobsen
Production Companies Ego Media (Latvia), Bivrost Film (Norway)

Ego Media
Baznīcas iela 8-20, Rīga LV 1010, Latvija
Tel: +371 6729 1720

Bivrost Film
+47 901 80 495

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation
Creative Europe MEDIA
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Fritt Ord Foundation

August 18, 2015