Styx - Women+Film presents - Best of DFF41 | Denver Film Society | Wolfgang Fischer | Germany

Styx - Women+Film presents - Best of DFF41

Wolfgang Fischer

English, GermanEnglish SubtitlesGermany201894 minWebsite


Opens Friday, March 15th at the Sie FilmCenter! One of our best films from DFF41!
**Tickets on sale March 12th**

Presented by Women+Film

ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits.

Cinematographer: Benedict Neuenfels | Screenwriter: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao
Additional Countries: Austria

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Rike needs a vacation. So the big-city paramedic sets out for Ascension Island on her yacht—only to hit a storm that lands her at the watery doorstep of a sinking refugee boat. In this timely, seat-gripping drama, she must help where the powers that be—the coast guard and Mother Nature alike—won’t.

Germany 2018 94 Min
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