Styx

Styx

In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. In this “taut moral thriller” (New York Times) and artfully crafted allegory for the refugee crisis, ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When she comes across a sinking ship of refugees, Rike 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 riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits.
In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. In this “taut moral thriller” (New York Times) and artfully crafted allegory for the refugee crisis, ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When she comes across a sinking ship of refugees, Rike 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 riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits.