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Cast. Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor.
Main language: English, German.
From its opening scenes, Styx captivates the viewer with an overarching tension. Emergency doctor Rieke is on holiday, attempting to fulfil a long-held dream by sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. Her trip drastically changes course when she encounters a damaged boat overloaded with desperate refugees. Stricken by their plight, she tries her best to help them, but as time goes by and the situation worsens, she is forced to make a life or death decision. Fischer’s crisp filmmaking, encompassing themes of racism and empathy, western privilege and moral responsibility, makes Styx one of this year’s most provocative and gripping dramas.
We are also hosting a Reclaim the Frame screening of Styx on Thursday 9 May, 7pm, with a Q&A after the screening. Click here for more details.