30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Harvesters South Africa, France, Greece, Poland 2018 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Etienne Kallos

ETIENNE 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.

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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.
Original title: Die Stropers
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Afrikaans, English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Etienne Kallos
Screenplay: Etienne Kallos
Cast: Brent Vermeulen, Juliana Venter, Alex van Dyk, Morne Visser
Producer: Sophie Erbs, Tom Dercourt, Thembisa Cochrane, Michael Auret, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski
Director of Photography: Michal Englert
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Production Design: Barri Parvess
Editor: Muriel Breton
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Cinema Defacto; Spier Films; Heretic; Lava Films; Bord Cadre; ERT; Moonduckling Films
Contact: Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International:


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