The Harvesters

South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to makes this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.

France – Greece – Poland – South Africa

104min – DCP – Scope – Color

Original language: Afrikaneer, English

Director: Etienne Kallos

Script: Etienne Kallos

Image: Michal Englerts

Editing: Muriel Breton

Music: Evgueni and Sacha Galperine

Producers: Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt (Cinéma Defacto) – Thembisa Cochrane & Michael Auret (Spier Films) – Giorgos Karnavas & Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Heretic) – Mariusz Wlodarski (Lava Films)

Supported by the Centre National Cinematographique, Greek Film Center, Fondation Gan, Polish Film Institute, Eurimages.

Cannes 2018 – Un Certain Regard

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