The Nothing Factory

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The Nothing Factory
The Nothing Factory.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Pedro Pinho
Produced by João Matos
Written by Pedro Pinho
Starring Carla Galvão
Distributed by Memento
Release date
  • 25 May 2017 (2017-05-25) (Cannes)
  • 21 September 2017 (2017-09-21) (Portugal)
Running time
177 minutes
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese

The Nothing Factory (Portuguese: A Fábrica de Nada) is a 2017 Portuguese drama film directed by Pedro Pinho.[1] It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] At Cannes in won the FIPRESCI Prize.[4]


  • Carla Galvão
  • Dinis Gomes
  • Américo Silva
  • José Smith Vargas


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83%, based on 18 reviews, and an average rating of 6.9/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 59 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


  1. ^ Romney, Jonathan (25 May 2017). "'The Nothing Factory': Cannes Review". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Fortnight 2017: The 49th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Directors' Fortnight. French Directors Guild. Archived from the original on 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Juliette Binoche-Gerard Depardieu Drama to Kick Off Directors Fortnight". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ Hopewell, John (31 May 2017). "Cannes Critics Prize 'BPM,' 'Closeness,' 'Nothing Factory'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  5. ^ "The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  6. ^ "The Nothing Factory Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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