• Styx

    Directed by Wolfgang Fischer
    Germany/Austria | 94 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Styx

    Directed by Wolfgang Fischer
    Germany/Austria | 94 minutes | World Cinema Now

A doctor embarks on a sailing expedition expecting solitude but soon finds herself confronted with the harsh reality of human suffering in this tense survival drama that captivates even as it sheds light on a horrifying and very real timely crisis.

Schedule

January 4, 2019 12:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 11, 2019 4:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 12, 2019 10:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In Wolfgang Fischer’s tense survival drama, a doctor embarks on a sailing expedition expecting solitude but soon finds herself confronted with the harsh reality of human suffering. A spare, nearly wordless first third establishes Rieke (Susanne Wolff) as capable and unflappable, whether treating a critically injured accident victim or battening down the hatches of her sleek yacht in the middle of a raging storm. That composure begins to slip only when Rieke unexpectedly confronts a wrenching dilemma in which her actions could have life or death consequences. Nail-biting suspense inexorably builds. Adrift at sea with only her wits to rely on, Rieke awaits instructions from the coast guard, whose assistance is excruciatingly slow to materialize. Rieke’s growing alarm and feelings of helplessness accompany her rising mistrust of these officials, and she must decide whether to take matters into her own hands. Fischer’s drama captivates even as it sheds light on a horrifying and very real humanitarian crisis.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: Germany/Austria
Year: 2018
Running Time: 94 minutes
Language: in English and German with English subtitles
Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Producers: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
Principal Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa
Cinematographers: Benedict Neuenfels
Editor: Monika Willi
Screenwriter: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Primary Company: Film Movement

guests in attendance

Director Wolfgang Fischer will be in attendance January 11 and 12.

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