My Favorite War

Local title
Minu lemmiksõda
Original title
Mans milakais karš
Director
Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Country
Latvia, Norway
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
BALTIC FILM COMPETITION

Many festivals have selected this excitingly animated cute documentary on painful childhood memories of growing up in an occupied country with restrictions, punishments, brainwash lies, forceful orders and non-stop propaganda.

Ilzė Burkovska uses her personal experience to shout out strong anti-war message. She mixes hand-drawn animation, authentic archive footage and conversations with friends for the fast rewind history lesson about Latvia under the Soviet regime, which forcefully built the happiest country in whole world. Everyone wanted to become a pioneer in school during that nostalgically misunderstood period and obeying Ilzė is no exception. The most difficult for her to understand, why her wise grandfather despises such amazing good-hearted communists.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Screenwriter
Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Producer
Guntis Trekteris, Trond Jacobsen
DoP
Andrejs Verhoustinskis, Trond Jacobsen, Mārcis Ābele
Editor
Julie Vinten, Reinis Rinka
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening030402 / Minu lemmiksõda
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening035008 / Minu lemmiksõda
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker