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Mfi takes on world sales of Directors' Fortnight title 'The Nothing Factory'

Exclusive: Météore Films acquires feature for France ahead of Cannes premiere.

Paris-based Memento Films International (Mfi) has taken on sales of Portuguese director Pedro Pinho’s delocalisation comedy-drama The Nothing Factory (A Fabrica De Nada) ahead of its premiere in Directors’ Fortnight.

The feature – combining drama, comedy and the occasional musical number - revolves around a group of factory-workers who turn-up for their shift one morning to discover the management has removed its machinery overnight.

It is the first sign of a massive lay-off. Most of the workers refuse to cooperate in redundancy negotiations and start to occupy the site, but when the factory bosses simply disappear, they left are high and dry. As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.

In a first deal for Mfi, Mathieu Berthon’s Paris-based Météore Films has snapped up rights for France ahead of its Cannes debut.

It is a timely acquisition for the company on the

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