STYX
Narrative Feature | 94 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Wolfgang Fischer

Produced By
Marcos Kantis
Martin Lehwald

Written By
Wolfgang Fischer
Ika Künzel

Featuring
Susanne Wolff
Ika Künzel


US Premiere

2018 | German/English | Germany/Austria

Rike (Susanne Wolff), a 40-year-old woman working contentedly as a successful doctor in the city, finally fulfills a lifelong dream when she uses an annual holiday to set sail on a solo voyage from Gibraltar to Ascension, an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Following an intense storm, Rike’s holiday is interrupted by the discovery of a badly damaged and overloaded refugee boat, with over one hundred passengers’ lives threatened and her calls for help unanswered. Director Wolfgang Fischer crafts a stunning story of survival, as well as a striking allegory for the sometimes impossible task of acting to save those imperiled by an impassive system.