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 organizing money, time and labour, she gets involved with the local movement of the anarchist watchmakers, where she meets Russian traveller Pyotr Kropotkin.
* Best Director prize, Berlinale Encounters; Swiss Film prize for Best Cinematography; FPRESCI rize, Viennale; Grand Prix du Jury, Festival premier plans D’Angers; prizes at Beijing, Jeonju, EntreVues (Belfort, France).
About the director:
Cyril Schäublin. A director and scriptwriter. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1984 into a family of watchmakers. He studied Mandarin and film at the Zhong Xi Academy in Beijing and then film directing at the DFFB in Berlin. Upon graduating, he returned to Switzerland. His debut feature film “Those Who Are Fine” premiered at Locarno and won several awards including Best Film at Edinburgh. “Unrest” is his second feature film.