|Mon 3rd June||7.45pm|
Dir: Wolfgang Fischer | Germany/Austria | 2018 | 94 mins | German/English
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor
UPDATE (17TH APRIL): Please note this film is not screening on Wed 5th June – the May edition of the printed programme contains an error. It is only showing on Monday 3rd June. On Wed 5th June we will be live broadcasting RSC’s production ‘The Taming of The Shrew’.
From its opening scenes, Wolfgang Fischer’s taut thriller Styx captivates the viewer with an overarching tension. Emergency doctor Rieke (Susanne Wolff) is sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension Island in the Atlantic, when she encounters a damaged boat overloaded with desperate refugees. Stricken by their plight, she tries her best to help them, but as the situation worsens, is forced to make a fateful decision. A provocative allegory of personal responsibility in the face of the migrant crisis, Styx explores themes of racism and empathy, western privilege and moral responsibility and is one of this year’s most gripping dramas.
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