Styx (12A)

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Fri 19th Nov 2021 at 5:30 pm

moderate threat

The first film in a double bill showing ( Maiden (12A) follows this film at 7.45pm ).  The double bill ticket price is £7.00

2018 ( Germany | Austria | Netherlands | Malta ) ( Drama )

Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Starring: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda

Doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) flies to sun-kissed Gibraltar to singlehandedly pilot a yacht to the Ascension Island between Africa and Brazil. All looks good until she comes across a sinking boat on the horizon — a vessel filled to the brim with refugees. Rike has to make tough moral decisions with very little information. The fact that we know so little about her makes it easier to slip into her shoes. What choices would you make in her situation? What mistakes could you live with?

Wolfgang Fischer’s direction is elegant and swift, ratcheting the film from serenity to panic with effortless panache. It’s a vital, highly intelligent movie that is both a first-class thriller and a biting commentary on our current world.

(1hr 34min)

Tickets on sale 18th October 2021

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