The Watchmaker

The Watchmaker

A poetic portrait of a Persian watchmaker, whose philosophical musings on his craft invite us to reflect on how we engage with time in a globalized, fast-paced world. Moving between his colorful pared-down home and the wind swept marshes of East London, we discover the horologist's ascetic and beautiful private world.

Year:  2016
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 8 mins

Marie-Cécile Embleton

Director Bio

Marie-Cécile is a documentary director, photographer and camera woman. Her directorial debut, "The Watchmaker" premiered at DOKLeipzig. She is completing a creative documentary about three blind musicians’ relationship to music, "Colours of Sound." As a filmmaker, she is driven to explore creativity and excluded voices.


Director:  Marie-Cécile Embleton
Producer:  Marie-Cécile Embleton, Seemab Gul
Cinematographer: Marie-Cécile Embleton
Editor: Romain Beck
Sound Designer: Andrej Bako
Additional Credits: Co-producer: Seemab Gul


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