International Competition

The Harvesters

Etienne Kallos | 107min | Sydafrika, Frankrike, Grekland, Polen

  • År: 2018
  • Språk: Engelska, Afrikaans, Zulu
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Die stropers
  • Nordisk Premiär

En oönskad fosterbror får tillvaron att falla samman för femtonåriga Janno i en intensiv coming-of-age-film om droger, religion och sargad maskulinitet i det vita Sydafrika.

Femtonåriga Janno har vuxit upp i en konservativ familj på den sydafrikanska landsbygden, han har aldrig riktigt känt sig hemma och hans homosexuella uppvaknande skaver mot familjens frireligiösa traditioner. När familjen tar emot ett fosterbarn i Jannos ålder rubbas balansen i kärnfamiljen. I takt med att hans såriga bakgrund och svåra drogberoende blottas skruvas temperaturen upp i detta täta drama som väver samman historiska, etniska och sociala konflikter som sjuder under ytan hos de en gång privilegierade afrikanderna. Med ett bedövande vackert foto och vidunderliga rollprestationer formas Etienne Kallos film till en av årets mest imponerande debutfilmer.

- Olle Agebro

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Etienne Kallos

Regissör: Etienne Kallos

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 (Cine?fondation section) and at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Etienne’s 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.

I am a Greek-South African from Cape town and my first love was theatre, I did my Bachelors in playwri- ting and stage design. This is where I met a mentor who changed my path: the Afrikaans playwright Reza de Wet. She wrote in Afrikaans, the language of Afrikaners, the descendants of the first Dutch settlers who arrived in South Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Afrikaner’ is the old Dutch word for ‘African’. Reza is probably the most translated Afrikaans playwright in the world. I first attended her class when I was 17 years old. Her plays showed me new ways to explore the South African experience, especially in the post-colonial era. Her work isn’t political, but rather mythological, some might say it’s gothic. She’s the one who first told me about the eastern Free State, the region where The Harvesters was born as a project. We shot between Free State and KwaZulu natal, the bordering region which is the only one to have funded the film.

Producent:
Sophie Erbs, Thembisa Cochrane, Michael Auret, Etienne Kallos
Manusförfattare:
Etienne Kallos
Fotograf:
Michal Englerts
Klippare:
Muriel Breton
Musik:
Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Medverkande:
Brent Vermeulen, Juliana Venter, Alex van Dyk, Morne Visser
Kontakt:
Pyramide Films, sales@pyramidefilms.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2009 Firstborn, Short; 2006 Doorman, Short; 2006 No Exit, Short.
Originaltitel:
Die stropers