Part of CINEMA EXPLORATIONS, a wintertime community-curated film series.
Free admission, made possible by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
UNREST came to our attention when its US distributor sent out emails hyping its screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was in the Wavelengths section which features the most avant-garde films in the festival. It defies being pigeonholed to a genre, and a description of the plot would be both needlessly tedious and inadequate in capturing the spirit that imbues the film. A visit to the 1870s watchmaking factory town of St. Imrie in the lush Swiss Jura Mountains reveals how advances in 19th century technology were setting the stage for increasing globalization and the political reverberations of the 20th and 21st centuries. “Precisely balanced between a delicate playfulness and a formal rigor, the historical and the modern, ‘UNREST’ heralds an exciting new talent in Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin.” –Malin Kan, AFI Film Festival.
In Swiss-German, French, and Russian with English subtitles.
Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5, 2023