SWISS SELECTION: Unrest - Goethe-Institut USA

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Saturday, November 12, 6:30 pm
Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Ave
Washington, DC 20008

Metro: Woodley Park (Red)

Admission for this event is free. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Ticket holders will be admitted to choose their seats on a first-come, first-served basis.


Switzerland (2022), 93 min. Swiss-German, French, and Russian with English Subtitles

Director: Cyril Schäublin, Screenplay: Cyril Schäublin,
Cinematography: Silvan Hillmann, Cast: Clara Gostynski, Alexei Evstratov, Producers: Linda Vogel, Michela Pini, Thomas Lüthi, Production Company: Seeland Filmproduktion

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.

Berlin, Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele, Best Director (Encounters) 2022 (Winner)
Cyril Schäublin
Jeonju, Jeonju International Film Festival, Best Picture Prize 2022 (Winner)
Beijing, Beijing International Film Festival, Best Artistic Contribution 2022 (Winner)
Torino, Torino Film Festival, TorinoFilmLab’s Production Award 2019 (Winner)
Marseille, Festival international de cinéma Marseille, Prix Fondation Camargo (FIDLab) 2019 (Winner)

Cyril Schäublin was born in 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied filmmaking in Beijing, Berlin and Paris. 2012 Receives degree from DFFB (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin), directing department. His debut feature THOSE WHO ARE FINE (2017) premiered in Locarno. The film screened at festivals in Rotterdam, New York, Shanghai, among others, and was awarded Best Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018. The film was nominated for the European Film Awards 2018. His second feature UNREST (2022) premiered at the Berlinale 2022, where the film wins the award for the Best Director in the Encounters section. Cyril Schäublin lives and works in Zurich.

Film|Neu is a cooperation of the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States, with support from JxJ and DC Shorts. Film|Neu is generously funded by the Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC.