TFL Films & Series


As new technologies are transforming a 19th-century watchmaking town, a Russian traveller and a watch factory worker meet in the local anarchist movement of the watchmakers and fall in love.

FeatureLab 2019
Main info

Title: Unrest
Year: 2022
Directed by: Cyril Schäublin
Premiere & awards: Berlinale 2022 2022, Encounters, Best Director
Produced by: Seeland Filmproduktion (CH)
In co-production with: Cinédokké Sagl (CH), Swiss Radio and Television / SRG SSR (CH)
Country: Switzerland


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.

TFL Project:

Title: Unrest

TFL Awards: TFL Production Award (€ 40,000)

Discover more details here:
TFL Catalogue 2019

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