THE NOTHING FACTORY

The Nothing Factory
A FABRICA DE NADA

Portugal | 2017 | 176’ | DCP | Colour | Portuguese | Group: C

Director: Pedro Pinho

SHOWTIMES
Dec 10 (Wed)15:00Cinematheque‧Passion
Synopsis

One night, a group of workers at a factory manufacturing elevators in Portugal realizes that their administration has organized the removal of machines from their workplace. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff and a closure of the business. Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy the site. So when, to their great surprise, the administration vanishes into thin air, they’re left with a half-empty “nothing factory”. As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.

DIRECTOR

Pedro Pinho

Pedro Pinho studied cinema in Lisbon and Paris, making his feature debut as co-director with Frederico Lobo on documentary Bab Sebta (2008) and his narrative debut with medium-length film The End Of The World (2013) which was selected for the Generation section at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2014, he co-directed the documentary As Cidades E As Trocas with Luisa Homem. He is also  founder of Lisbon-based production company Terratreme.

CAST & CREW
DirectorPedro Pinho
 

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

Cast

ScriptwriterPedro Pinho, Luisa Homem, Leonor Noivo, Tiago Hespanha

CinematographerVasco Viana

EditorClaudia Oliveira, Edgar Feldman, Luisa Homem

Production Design

Sound

MusicJosé Smith Vargas, Pedro Rodrigues

Sound DesignJoao Gazua

ProductionTerratreme Films

Distributor

World SalesMemento Films International