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"[A] captivating, exhilarating cinematic experience...." ~ Alex Billington, FirstShowing.net
"Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a demanding role that’s 80 percent silence and 20 percent English-language dialogue. The fully inhabited turn should further help cement her international status as a star to be reckoned with...." ~ Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"...with such effective, precise performances on both sides of the camera—making tension a constant in the changing inflection of physical and moral jeopardy—Styx emerges as one of the fest’s best." ~ Adrian Mack, The Georgia Straight
"Like the small sailboat on which it is set, Wolfgang Fischer’s extraordinarily gripping account of a one-woman solo voyage across the Atlantic that is suddenly interrupted when she comes across a sinking trawler overloaded with refugees, is brisk, efficient and thrillingly dynamic. This is “All Is Lost” with a spinning moral compass and a topical dimension that proves even more gripping than its brilliantly achieved visceral action." ~ Jessica Kiang, Variety
A taut moral thriller, “Styx” is a story of what happens when self-reliance runs into other people’s desperation. The lives of others don’t seem of much concern to a German doctor, Rike (Susanne Wolff), when she sets off on her adventure. Alone on a 30-foot sailing yacht, she is headed to Ascension ...