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The Film Factory


This essay film on photography shows the passing of time through the ageing of the photographic material itself.
B&W photographs of the closed Fotokemika factory, which produced photographic paper and films, are taken on photographic negatives that were once produced in that factory. All materials expired a long time ago, many of them showing visible signs of decay.
At the same time, it is a story about the negative aspects of transition to a capitalist system, a story of the collapse of industrialisation and loss of worker's rights and testimony on socialist self-management.

Silvestar Kolbas (1956) is a Croatian cinematographer, photographer and film director. He graduated in Film and TV Camera in 1982 at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Today he is a full professor at the same school. As a cinematographer he has made several feature, short and TV films, s...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2022. - Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)