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Length: 99 mins
Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao (voice)
Named after the mythological river of the dead, Styx is the powerful story of solo yachtswoman Rike (Susanne Wolff) facing both the elements and a heartbreaking moral dilemma.
Sailing on her dream trip from Gibraltar to Ascension Island via the coast of Africa, her adventure of a lifetime is disrupted by a terrifying storm and a confrontation with tragic reality as she encounters the human cost of the migration crisis.
Shot entirely at sea on a small sailing yacht, led by a magnificent multi-award winning leading performance from Susanne Wolff, stunningly photographed by Benedict and masterfully directed by Wolfgang Fischer, Styx is one of the most intense and thrilling films to come from Europe in years.
“It’s a vital, highly intelligent movie that is both a first-class thriller and a biting commentary on our current world.” ★★★★ – Time Out
“This is “All Is Lost” with a spinning moral compass and a topical dimension that proves even more gripping than its brilliantly achieved visceral action.” – Variety
“Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a demanding role that’s 80 percent silence and 20 percent English-language dialogue.” – Hollywood Reporter