Berlinale

THE HARVESTERS

Synopsis
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.


World premiere
Cannes International Film festival 2018, Un Certain Regard


Key festivals and awards
Cannes International Film festival 2018, Transatlantyk Film Festival 2018, Göteborg Film Festival 2019


WCF supported distributors:
Pyramide Distribution (France), Velvet Spoon (Poland), Indigenous Films (South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA, 2018
Director: Etienne Kallos
Producers: Cinémadefacto (France), Spier Films (South Africa), Lava Films (Poland), Heretic (Greece)
World Sales: Pyramide Distribution (France)
Theatrical releases in: France, February 20, 2019; South Africa, February 13, 2019; Poland, April 14, 2019

Funded in March 2019
Funding amount: 26.400 €