Director : Wolfgang Fischer, Germany/Austria 2018, 94 min. Cast: Susanne Wolff, Alexander Beyer
In German with English subtitles.
Ecumenical Jury Prize, Berlin International Film Festival
Premiering at the Berlinale, Styx is a work of unrelenting intensity & technical brilliance. ER doctor Rike embarks on a solo sailing trip in the Atlantic Ocean. When she comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. An astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits.
"Extraordinarily gripping account of a one-woman solo voyage across the Atlantic (…) brisk, efficient and thrillingly dynamic." - Variety