The Factory, a film from Yellow, Black and White, was selected for the Contemporary World Cinema programme of the 43th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which took place in Canada from 6 to 16 September 2018.
A tense social thriller shot by one of Russia’s most popular directors, Yury Bykov, it tells the story of a group of ordinary workers in a small Russian town who learn that their factory is going to be closed down and they are going to lose their jobs. The workers kidnap the oligarch owner and decide to blow up the factory where they have worked all their lives. They have to defend themselves in this unequal battle against the businessman’s well-armed and highly-trained private security team.
Scriptwriter and director Yury Bykov (The Major, The Fool), director of photography Vladimir Ushakov (Lalay-Balalay, Drunken Firm), and lead actor Denis Shvedov (The Major, The Hype beast) presented the film to the jury of one of the most important film festivals.
The Factory was released in Russia this winter. The film was also shown at the Berlinale festival.
Film producers: Sharm (Armenia) and the French production and distribution company KinoVista, supported by Wild Bunch, Canal+ Eurimages.