Unrest / Unrueh

Synopsis : New technologies are transforming a 19th-century watchmaking town in Switzerland. Josephine, a young factory worker, produces the unrest wheel, swinging in the heart of the mechanical watch. Exposed to new ways of organising money, time and labour, she gets involved with the local movement of the anarchist watchmakers, where she meets Russian traveller Pyotr Kropotkin.

Festival History : Sydney International Film Festival, BFI London

Awards : Encounters Award, Best Director - Berlinale 2022, Best Film - JEONJU International Film Festival

Director : Cyril Schäublin
Producer : Michela Pini Linda Vogel
Screenplay : Cyril Schäublin
DOP : Silvan Hillmann
Editor : Cyril Schäublin
Cast : Clara Gostynski, Alexei Evstratov

Cyril Schäublin

Cyril Schäublin (1984, Zürich, Switzerland) hails from a watchmaker’s family, and studied cinema at
Zhongxi Academy, Beijing and went on to study Direction at DFFB, Berlin. His debut feature ‘Those who are Fine’
(2017) premiered in Locarno and screened at numerous festivals including Rotterdam and NY. ‘Unrueh /Unrest’
(2022) is his second feature.


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