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.

Spanish premiere
Eligible for: Premi a la crítica Premi del públic Premi talents

Etienne Kallos

Etienne Kallos

(South-Afrika, 1972) He is an award-winning Greek-South African screenwriter and film director. Doorman, had its European premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and its American premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. In 2009, Kallo’s thesis film, Firstborn, was the first Afrikaans-language film to win to Corto Cortissimo Lion for best short film at the Venice Film Festival. The Harvesters his feature film debut. Like Firstborn, it explores identity and sexuality within the Afrikaner culture of modern-day South Africa.


The Harvesters (2018), Firstborn (curt, 2009), Doorman (curt, 2006) No Exit (curt, 2006)


María Antón Cabot

Best movie in the section Revoluciones Permanentes of the Seville Festival, a film about teenage love and sex in these uncertain times.


Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.


Mikhaël Hers

Vincent Lacoste offers one of the best performances of his career with this emotional drama about mourning and France hit by violence, far from all sentimentality. An essential film.