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 labor, she gets involved with the local movement of the anarchist watchmakers, where she meets Russian traveler Pyotr Kropotkin.
Encounters Award - Best Director | Berlinale, Germany, 2022
CAST & CREW
Linda Vogel, Michela Pini
Director of Photography
Sara B. Weingart
Miguel Cabral Moraes
Clara Gostynski, Alexei Evstratov
Born 1984. Cyril Schäublin is a descendant of a watchmaker family and grew up in Switzerland. Between 2004 and 2006, he lived in China, where he studied Mandarin and Cinema at Zhongxi Academy in Beijing. He went on to study Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), where he graduated in 2012. Returning to Switzerland, he directed and produced his debut feature 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 honors, including the Award for the Best Film at the Edinburgh IFF 2018 or a nomination for the European Film Awards 2018 (European Discovery). Unrest is his second feature film.
Lenny (short, 2009), Portrait (short, 2011), Modern Times (short, 2013), Those Who Are Fine (2017), Gotta Fabricate Your Own Gift (2021), Unrest (2022).