The Harvesters (Die Stropers)
A film written and directed by Etienne Kallos.
Starring : Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morné Visser.
Co produced by Moonduckling.
Executive Producers : Annette Fausboll, Julien Favre, Jean-Alexandre Luciani.
About: A psychological drama, the film is set within the rural Free State region of South Africa, an isolated stronghold of the Afrikaans white ethnic minority. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to make this stranger his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.
The Harvesters had its premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation from the audience. The film has already won a number of international awards including: Sundance/Mahindra ‘Global Filmmaker Award’; Rome International Film Festival ‘Alice Nella Citta Jury Award for Best First Feature’; and the African Film Festival of Khouribga, ‘Best Director’ Award.