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Styx

 

 

Original title:
Styx
Slovenian title:
Stiks
Section:
PERSPECTIVES

Country, year:
Germany, Austria, 2018
Length:
94

Directed by:
Wolfgang Fischer

Screenplay:
Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Cinematography:
Benedict Neuenfels
Music:
/
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
English,German
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Susanne Wolff (Rike), Gedion Oduor Wekesa (Kingsley), Alexander Beyer (Paul), Inga Birkenfeld (Marie), Anika Menger (reševalka)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018 (Label Europa Cinemas Award), Istanbul 2018, Jerusalem 2018, Hong Kong 2018


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 19:00 Kosovel Hall
Sun, 11.11.2018 17:00 Kino Komuna
Mon, 12.11.2018 20:00 Maribox
Thu, 15.11.2018 15:00 Kinodvor Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
Wolfgang Fischer's allegorical, existential drama depicts a struggle for survival at sea, making palpable the cruel situation of people whose fate is determined by others.

40-year-old Rike is a doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfil her dream of sailing from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her adventure suddenly turns into a challenge when she spots a hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby. Rike tries to organise help, but she increasingly feels that humanitarianism has deteriorated into mere wishful thinking.

"Changing the idea to show a couple sailing around the world to a solo yachtswoman was the decision that the co-writer and I came up with. It was better to show a single person out on the ocean, a woman all on her own, in this archaic world, not a couple who can talk to each other, help each other. The idea was to have one person going from north to south, and then they meet in the middle of the ocean. And that's the contrast that can be seen. There's the sailor, she's skilled, she has all the security systems with her, and on the other side you have these people who have nothing on board, no contact, nothing, with nobody to help them. And this clash was the base of the movie." (Wolfgang Fischer)
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