The Nothing Factory

Portugal, 2017, 176 min.

Director

Pedro Pinho

Producer

João Matos,
Leonor Noivo,
Luísa Homem,
Pedro Pinho,
Tiago Hespanha,
Susana Nobre

Scenario

Pedro Pinho,
Luisa Homem,
Leonor Noivo,
Tiago Hespanha

Rights Holder

Memento Films International

DOP

Vasco Viana

Cast

José Smith Vargas, Carla Galvão, Njamy Sebastião, Joaquim Bichana Martins, Daniele Incalcaterra, Rui Ruivo

Production

Terratreme Filmes

One night, a group of workers realizes that their administration has organized the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff. Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy their workplace. So when the administration vanishes to their great surprise, they’re left with a half-empty factory... As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.

HONORS
2017 Cannes IFF – FIPRESCI Prize at The Directors’ Fortnight section
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Pedro Pinho - 1

Pedro Pinho

Studied Cinema in Lisbon and Paris.
In 2009, with fie other fimmakers, he founded the company TERRATREME, which in recent years has been playing a central role in producing and promoting new Portuguese directors. Since 2008, his documentary and feature fims have received a number of awards and nominations at numerous IFFs in Portugal and abroad.

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