Silverspot Cinema
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The Harvesters

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Etienne Kallos

Country: France, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland
Language: Afrikaans, English, Zoulou
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Die Stropers

Running Time: 106min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award

With a powerful new voice, a first-time Greek-African filmmaker explores sexuality, religion and masculinity in the deep South African countryside.

Two teenage boys start a dangerous fight for power, heritage and parental love that will change both of their lives forever. Religion and field work are the guiding principles of their conservative farming community, where strength and masculinity are valued above all else. In this repressive environment, Janno keeps his feelings to himself. One day his mother brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to treat this stranger as his new brother. But Pieter does not want to be saved…


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Director: Etienne Kallos
Producer: Sophie Erbs, Tom Dercourt, Thembisa Cochrane, Michael Auret, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski, Dan Wechsler
Screenwriter: Etienne Kallos
Executive Producer: Lwazi Manzi, Annette Fausbøll, Julien Favre, Jean-Alexandre Luciani
Production Company: Cinema defacto

Music: Evgueni et Sacha Galperine
Cinematographer: Michal Englert
Editor: Muriel Breton

Cast: Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morne Visser

Etienne Kallos

Etienne Kallos is a Greek-South African director. His first short, “Doorman” (2006), was selected for the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His thesis film, “Firstborn” (2009), won the Lion d’Or for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2009. The Harvesters (2018) marks his feature film debut.