Nothing Factory/A Fábrica De Nada
Director : Pedro Pinho/Portugal/177/Portugese,French/2017
One night a group of factory workers realize that their employer is stealing its own machines and raw materials. They organize to guard the equipment and keep production from being moved elsewhere. As a form of retaliation the workers are forced to stand at their workstations doing nothing, while the negotiations for a general layoff go on. This immense pressure leads to several outbursts, as the world around them collapses. THE NOTHING FACTORY invites us to reflect on the role of work in a time when the economic crisis has become the dominant form of government. It is a hymn to disempowering impotence and a pitiable musical.
Director : Pedro Pinho Screenplay : Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Tiago Hespanha Producer : João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho DoP : Vasco Viana Cast : José Smith Vargas, Carla Galvão, Njamy Sebastião
Awards/Festivals FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes, Screened at Munich International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival