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. 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.
The Harvesters (2018)
A rough, atmospheric drama about the construction of masculinity in South Africa's Bible Belt. 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. More