OT: Die Stropers
Etienne Kallos // South Africa, France, Greece, Poland, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018
A raw, atmospheric drama about masculinity in South Africa’s “Bible Belt”.South Africa. The central province of Free State is a bulwark of the white Afrikaans minority. The conservative, strictly religious region lives mainly from agriculture – with masculinity and strength seen as being of the highest value. Janno doesn’t correspond to this ideal at all. He is a delicate, very sensitive boy. When his mother takes in the young guttersnipe Pieter, Janno’s life changes fundamentally. He is supposed to accept Pieter as a brother – but between the two boys ensues a bitter struggle about power, tradition and parental love.
DirectorETIENNE KALLOS (*1972) is a Greek-South African director. His film Firstborn won Best Short Film in 2009 in Venice. The Harvesters is his debut feature film.
South Africa, France, Greece, Poland
OV with English subtitles
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Cinema Defacto; Spier Films; Heretic; Lava Films; Bord Cadre; ERT; Moonduckling Films
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