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Styx Rated 12A


Dir. Wolfgang Fischer. Austria/Germany, 2018. 1h 35m. German/subs. Starring Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger.

A doctor sets out to fulfil her lifetime ambition of sailing solo to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. However, a sudden storm throws her off course, and she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with its crew in grave danger. A taut moral thriller that provocatively depicts mankind at war with itself and the natural world.

‘Fischer literalises the turbulence we're now navigating, and asks some stern questions of our moral compasses.’ ★★★★ Mike McCahill, The Guardian

‘It is a nautical yarn about the haves and the have-nots, using the microcosm of the Asa Grey to explore social, economic and political dilemmas that are the neglected responsibility of us all.’ ★★★★ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies