BFF: Unrest

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BBFC RatingBFF: Unrest

CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Cyril Schäublin
Writer(s)Cyril Schäublin
LanguageSwiss German, Russian, French, English
Running Time1HR 33MINS
SeasonBelfast Film Festival

In a blazingly original second film guaranteed to be unlike anything else you'll see this year, director Cyril Schäublin tells the sort-of-true story of a kind-of-historical incident in the life of 19th-century Russian anarchist Pyotyr Kroptokin.

In a sleepy, oddball watchmaking village in Switzerland, whose four time zones mean you're bound to be late for work no matter how early you set out, the young idealist finds a rural community quietly abuzz with polite, soft-spoken political ferment, much of it led by working women. Shot with strikingly offbeat framing, in airy takes featuring many a hat clutched to many a head against the wind, Unrest takes a cue from its themes and mounts a playful but totally committed anarchist revolution against the staid traditions of the historical drama.

The International Competition is kindly sponsored by Yellow Moon.

Screening as part of the 22nd Belfast Film Festival. Please note: all tickets are sold via the Belfast Film Festival box office. If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking:

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