Opens March 15, 2019
Styx is a work of unrelenting intensity & technical brilliance depicting the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.
ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, Styx is an astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits.
- Director: Wolfgang Fischer
- Principal Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa
- Country: Germany, Austria
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 94 minutes
- Producer: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald
- Screenplay: Wolfang Fischer, Ika Künzel
- Cinematographers: Benedict Neuenfels
- Language: English, German
- Has Subtitles: Yes