The Harvesters

The Harvesters

The province of Free State, South Africa, is inhabited by a white minority of Afrikaners isolated from the rest of the country. In a conservative community that values masculinity and strength beyond anything else, lives introverted and sensitive Janno. One day, his devout mother brings home Pieter, an orphan from the street. The woman asks her son to love the stranger like a brother. For the boys, this day marks the beginning of their fight for power, heritage and the mother’s attention.

written by Etienne Kallos 

director of photography Michał Englert
music Evgueni & Sacha Galperine
production design Barry Parves
costume design Chantelle Burger
make-up Beverly House
sound Leandros Ntounis
edited by Muriel Breton
cast Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morne Visser
production Cinéma Defacto
producer Sophie Erbs
Polish producer Mariusz Włodarski
co-produced by Lava Films, Heretic, Spier Films
executive producers Lwazi Manzi, Annette Fausbøll, Julien Favre, Jean-Alexandre Luciani
production manager Lihle Dhlomo
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Eurimages
distributed by Pyramide Films

Etienne Kallos screenwriter and director of mixed Greek and South African origin. His short feature debut Doorman screened at festivals in Cannes and Sundance. His graduation film Firstborn received the Corto Cortissimo Lion at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. His documentary Jane’s Birthday Trip was a finalist of the Student Academy Awards.

Selected films

2005 Jane’s Birthday Trip

2006 No Exit

2006 Doorman

2009 Eersgeborene / Firstborn

Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Konkurs Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Sekcje pozakonkursowe