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STYX

Wednesday, May 29

Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Cast:Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao
Year: 2018
Runtime: 94 minutes
Country: Germany, Austria
Language: English, German with some English subtitles
Rating: PG

"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her."

“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

“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

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