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Natalia Meschaninova, Director and Co-Screenwriter, The Hope Factory.

Festival Section: Hivos Tiger Awards Competition.

Russian filmmaker Natalia Meschaninova talks about her feature THE HOPE FACTORY (Kombinat Nadezhda), which was presented at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Industrial city of Norilsk: factories, cold, chemical air. The only desire of young people living here is to leave, against all odds. A docu-style, emotionally-driven drama about a young girl desperately fighting for an escape which is so blurry, and for love which is so insecure.

Reporter: Matt Micucci.

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