UNREST

by Cyril Schäublin

Synopsis

New technologies are transforming a 19th-century watchmaking town in Switzerland. Josephine, a young factory worker produces the Unrest balance wheel swinging in the heart of the mechanical watch. Exposed to new ways of organizing money, time and labor, she gets involved with the local movement of the anarchist watchmakers, where she begins to fall in love with Russian traveler Pyotr Kropotkin.

Specifications

Switzerland – 2022 – 93 min – 16.9 – 5.1  Swiss-German, French, Russian

Original title

Unrueh

written, directed & edited by

Cyril Schäublin

Produced by

Seeland Filmproduktion

Coproduced by

Cinédokké and Swiss Radio and Television /SRG SSR

Cast

CLARA GOSTYNSKI

ALEXEI EVSTRATOV

CREW

Screenwriter, Director, Editor  CYRIL SCHÄUBLIN

Cinematography  SILVAN HILLMANN

Sound  MIGUEL CABRAL MORAES

Costumes  LINDA HARPER

Production Design  SARA B. WEINGART

With the support of

Swiss Federal Office of Culture (OFC)

Zürich Film Foundation

Pro Cinéma Berne

Media Desk Suisse

TorinoFilmLab Production Award

Developed with the support of

TorinoFilmLab Production Award
FIDLab Marseille
ArteKino International Prize

Biography

Cyril Schäublin (*1984 in Zürich), a descendant of a watchmaker family, grew up in Switzerland. Between 2004-2006 he lived in China, where he studied Mandarin and Cinema at Zhongxi Academy in Beijing. In 2006 he went on to study Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB), where he graduated in 2012. He returned to Switzerland to make his debut feature Dene wos guet geit /Those who are fine (2017), which premiered in Locarno and screened at numerous film festivals, including Rotterdam and New Directors / New Films in New York. The film received several international awards and honours, including the award for best film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 or a nomination for the European Film Awards 2018 (European Discovery). Unrueh / Unrest (2022) is his second feature film.

Filmography

Filmography (Screenwriter, Director, Editor)

2022 Unrueh / Unrest

2021 Il faut fabriquer ses cadeaux / Gotta fabricate your own gifts (Short)

2017 Dene wos guet geit / Those who are fine

2013 Modern Times (Short)

2011 Portrait (Short)

2009 Lenny (Short)

UPCOMING