The feature film by Estonian director Rainer Sarnet is being co-produced by Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Finland and Greece.
The director is also well-known in Latvia, his previous film “November” received the main prize of the Riga International Film Festival (Riga IFF) in the autumn of 2017 and in total has won more than 20 international and national awards. In Invisible Fight, the director continues to create a unique visual world, and it will be a kungfu comedy taking place in an Orthodox monastery in the Soviet Union in the 1970s. The heroes of the movie kungfu have a way to overcome their personal demons – pride, arrogance and lust.
The involvement of the Latvian side in the project is important, as most of the film is made in Latvia, and the participation of Latvian film professionals (artist Mārtiņš Straupe, costume designer Berta Vilipsone and make-up artist Maija Gundare) is also created by various Latvian artists. The film is made with the support of the National Film Center and co-financed by the Riga Film Foundation, it is planned as a co-production of five countries – Estonia (Homeless Bob Production studio), Latvia (White Picture), Germany (The Post Republic, Rapid Eye Movies), Finland (Helsinki Films) and Greece (Neda Film). In the spring of this year, the project was also approved by the European Foundation Eurimages co – financing.
White Picture is a new studio, it was founded in January 2020 by producer Alise Ģelze, starting her creative and professional activity independently of the studio Film Mug. At this moment White Picture is working on the preparation of Juris Kursieš ‘s third feature film “Barbari”, as well as work on the development of directors Armands Začs and Tīna Zariņa debut feature films.
The film “Invisible Fight” will reach the audience in the autumn of 2023.