Stadt Land Fluss (Harvest)

Stadt Land Fluss (Harvest)

84 min.

A drama that tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on a large farm, just 60 km south of Berlin.

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During harvest, hands are working every day. The crop has to be stored, the barn kept clean and if a cow refuses to bond with her calf, it is raised by hand.
Marko (22) is an apprentice working on a large agricultural farm in the Nuthe-Urstrom valley, some 60 kilometers south of Berlin. If he passes his final examinations he will be a fully fledged farmer. That is, if he really wants it.          But Marko is more of a loner, who rather dreams to escape in the old Lada Niva, which is rotting on the grounds. One day Jacob (19) turns up, a somewhat younger intern with two left hands. Suddenly Marko’s day dreaming breaks are not his own anymore, and suddenly there is this strong feeling of desire to another man.

Writer / Director: Benjamin Cantu
Starring: Lukas Steltner, Kai-Michael Müller
Producer: Björn Koll, Edition Salzgeber                                                                       Cinematographer: Alexander Gheorghiu
Network: Edition Salzgeber (Germany), TLA Release (USA), Tongariro Releasing (Poland), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

61. Berlinale (Generation 14Plus, 2011)
Viennale (Vienna International Filmfestival, 2011)
Motuvun Filmfestival (Croatia, 2011)
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival (USA, 2011)
Frameline, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival (USA, 2011)
Sicilia Queer Filmfest (Italy, 2014)
TLV Fest (Israel, 2012)
CinemaQueer (Sweden, 2011)
The Iris Prize (UK, 2011)
Mix Filmfestival (Brazil, 2011)

ELSE-Teddy Readers Award (Berlinale 2011)
Best Feature
(Side by Side LGBT Filmfestival, Saint Petersburg 2011)
Honorable Mention
(Mezipatra Queer Filmfestival, Brno 2011)