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The film “My favorite war” will be screened at almost 20 film festivals around the world / Article / LSM.lv

Director Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsen’s full-length animated film “My Favorite War”, which was released on September 25 will start in the repertoire of Latvian cinemas, will be screened at nearly 20 different national film festivals in the coming months, including Spain, South Korea and Canada, the filmmakers said. –

Documentary animation My favorite war so far has been shown at the Annecy Festival in France, where it is received an award in the Contrechamp program, At the Norwegian International Film Festival and the Fantoche Festival in Switzerland, which is important for world animation professionals.

These days, the film will be screened at a festival in Helsinki, Finland, and in the coming weeks at Ottawa, Canada, and the important Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in Asia. One of the largest audiences for the film is the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar, which will allow viewers in the region from Egypt to Pakistan. Discussions are also under way to show the film on cinema, TV and VOD platforms, such as in France.

Film producer Guntis Trekteris noted:

To the delight of the filmmakers, “My Favorite War” could be the most watched Latvian film in the world at the moment.

The demand and evaluation of the film suggests that it is the personal and the real who can offend a universal string. Anyone can read the facts of history in a book, but the film reveals the essentials – what it was like to live at a certain time. And the documentary animation in which this film is made is the perfect format to combine real facts with memories and imagination. “

The film “My Favorite War” is an animated autobiographical story about growth, in the words of the filmmakers, “in the absurd time” from the 1970s until the restoration of Latvia’s independence.

The film was made by Ego Media in collaboration with Tritone Studio from Latvia and Bivrost Film from Norway, with the support of the National Film Center and the State Cultural Capital Fund. The film’s creative group consists of artists Svein Nyhus, Krišjānis Ābols, Kerija Arne, Toms Burāns, Laima Puntule, Harijs Grundmanis, Nils Hammers, Arnis Zemītis. The music for the film was composed by Kārlis Auzāns. The making of the film lasted eight years, it is a co-production of Latvia and Norway. In the autumn of 2019, the completion of the film was supported by a campaign on the collective investment platform projektubanka.lv.

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