16.04.2024 / Share on Facebook

Rainer Sarnet’s absurdist comedy “The Invisible Fight” wins big at the Estonian Film and Television Awards.

On Friday 12 April, during a special gala ceremony held in Tallinn, the winners of the Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTAs) were announced. The accolades, established in 2017, aim to honour the achievements of national cinema and television, and are organised by the Estonian Film Institute.

This year’s edition saw the triumph of Rainer Sarnet’s absurdist comedy The Invisible Fight +, which scooped a total of nine statuettes, including Best Film, Best Actress in a Film, Best Actor in a Film and Best Script. The picture follows a guard on the Soviet-Chinese border (played by Ursel Tilk) who, after surviving a deadly attack, decides to become a monk but must continually prove along the way that he’s capable of becoming the enlightened man he set out to be.

The nine wins of the night for the Invisible Fight were:

Best Film
The Invisible Fight – Rainer Sarnet & Katrin Kissa (Estonia/Latvia/Greece/Finland)

Best Actress in a Film
Ester Kuntu – The Invisible Fight

Best Actor in a Film
Ursel Tilk – The Invisible Fight

Best Script
Rainer Sarnet – The Invisible Fight

Best Score
Hino Koshiro – The Invisible Fight

Best Production Design
Jaagup Roomet – The Invisible Fight

Best Editing
Jussi Rautaniemi – The Invisible Fight

Best Costumes
Jaanus Vahtra – The Invisible Fight

Best Make-up
Anu Konze – The Invisible Fight