Barnefilmfestivalen April 26—May 1 2022

My Favourite War

Shortlisted for the Academy Awards!

My Favourite War is an animated documentary based on the childhood memories of director Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, growing up in the Soviet Latvia during the Cold War. A coming-of-age story about the personal road of escape from the brainwashing by the mighty authoritarian regime. 

When Ilze discoveres bones from a German soldier in her sandpit she starts finding other stories buried beneath the propaganda.

‘I had to make a choice then - who do I want to become, and what do I believe in? The same questions young generations are asking themselves today’.

Trailer

Location
Online
Country
Norway, Latvia
Language
English
Subtitles
Norwegian
Censorship
12+
School
Classes 8-10, High school
Producer
Trond Jacobsen
Original title
My Favourite War
Director
Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Year
2020
Category
Documentary
Duration
1t 18m
Genere
Documentary, Animation

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