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My Favorite War (N/C 12+)

25-28 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen grew up in Latvia during the Soviet rule of the 1970s and 1980s. The Cold War was at its height and the legacy of the Second World War haunted a generation. My Favorite War combines archive footage, family photos, interviews and animation to provide a sense of the country and the life that Ilze led. A model citizen who took Soviet propaganda at face value and joined a Communist youth group, her burning ambition to become a journalist forced her to develop a mind of her own. A fascinating coming-of-age story that mirrors a country’s quest for independence.

This screening includes a Q&A with Writer and Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Ego Media

  • Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Cast Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Country Norway/Latvia
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h20m
  • Languge English, Latvian and Russian with English subtitles
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Content Warnings Death, Blood, Gore, Suicide/ Self-harm

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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