EXCLUSIVE: Vienna-based gross sales outfit EastWest Filmdistribution has taken world rights on My Favourite Struggle, the animated function doc that was an award winner at Annecy final 12 months, the place it world premiered. The movie is eligible for this 12 months’s Oscars and Annies.
Based mostly on director’s Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen’s childhood recollections of making her personal escape route from the totalitarian regime that was Soviet Latvia, the film goals its pro-democracy message at a world, grownup viewers utilizing cut-out animation and doc components.
The story is as such: On discovering the stays of a German soldier in her sandbox, younger Ilze wonders what’s buried beneath state propaganda, and units off on a voyage of discovery.
EastWest’s CEO Sasha Wieser stated on the acquisition: “Not often can we even contemplate buying animated function movies, however My Favourite Struggle is exclusive in so some ways. It’s directly transferring and informative, charming and disturbing, lovely and starkly frank – a really authentic and well timed cautionary story of the human value of totalitarianism. We’re delighted to have the chance to deliver this clever gem to audiences all through the world.”
My Favourite Struggle Latvian producer Guntis Trekteris (Ego Media) added, “Regardless of the pandemic, in 2020 the movie has very efficiently traveled across the festivals, profitable quite a few prizes in Europe, Asia and North America. We hope that the collaboration with our long-time associate EastWest Filmdistribution will deliver it to audiences worldwide proper at a time when theaters are opening once more.”