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The Harvesters (Die Stropers)

DIRECTOR : Etienne Kallos
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 102min

Nu Metro 4, 10 Oct @ 2.30pm | SK Nouveau 5, 17 Oct @ 8.30pm


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 make this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.

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Etienne Kallos is a Greek-South African Director. His early works, documentaries, were screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. His first short, Doorman, was presented at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation section) and at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His thesis film, Firstborn, won the Lion d’Or for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2009. The Harvesters is his first feature.

Etienne Kallos est un réalisateur greco-sud africain. Ses premiers travaux, documentaires, sont sélectionné au Festival de Berlin. Son premier court-métrage de fiction, Doorman, est présenté en 2007 aux Festivals de Cannes (dans la section Cinéfondation) et de Sundance. Son film de fin d’études, Firstborn, remporte le Lion d’Or du meilleur court-métrage à Venise en 2009. Les moissonneurs est son premier long-métrage.