Unrest (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
30 Aug 2022 (Tue)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
93 Minutes
Language
Swiss German, French, Russian / English Subtitle
Director
Cyril Schäublin
Cast
Clara Gostynski, Alexei Evstratov, Monika Stalder, Hélio Thiémard
Synopsis
A meticulously operated watch factory in the heart of the Swiss mountains is the setting for this fascinating portrait of a moment lost in time, ironically, at the same moment technology was perfecting it. Schäublin’s beautifully constructed film illustrates how new methods for orchestrating and recording time, efficiency, money, and communication in the late 19th century inspired a grassroots anarchist movement within a nationalist society, and suggests we reconsider our own reliance upon these arbitrary man-made constructs.

A meticulously operated watch factory in the heart of the Swiss mountains is the setting for this fascinating portrait of a moment lost in time, ironically, at the same moment technology was perfecting it. Schäublin’s beautifully constructed film illustrates how new methods for orchestrating and recording time, efficiency, money, and communication in the late 19th century inspired a grassroots anarchist movement within a nationalist society, and suggests we reconsider our own reliance upon these arbitrary man-made constructs.

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