Award-winning "My Favorite War" to premiere in Latvia in September

Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsena's  animation film "My Favorite War", which has already won a prize at the Annecy festival in France, will be shown in Latvian cinemas from September 25, the filmmakers said August 25.

Acclaimed in France, the animation has also been selected for the Ottawa International Animation Festival in September.

"My Favorite War" is an animated autobiographical story about growing up in the absurd time from the 1970s to restoration of Latvia's independence in 1991. In the film, animation – the heroine's memories and fantasies of strange events – are combined with documentary frames, such as scenes from the Baltic Way. 

Film producer Guntis Trekteris said: "The theme of the film – for example, how it is, to live at a time and in a public installation when political decisions cannot be freely spoken and criticized – is increasingly important, as has been demonstrated by current events in our neighboring country, Belarus, and elsewhere in the world. The movie which took nearly ten years to make, comes out on the screens at the right moment."

The film premiere will take place on September 22 at the “Splendid Palace” cinema in Riga; from September 25, the film will be shown in Latvian cinemas.

You can see more about the film at this website.

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