STYX

 

The United Nations, in partnership with the Lux Film Prize, present: STYX

‘Styx’ is a dramatization about Rike – a doctor from Europe – who embodies the typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike’s everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with migrants on board. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

Directed by Wolfgang Fischer.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

 

LANGUE ORIGINALE / ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
Anglais / English

DUREE / DURATION
94′

LIEU / PLACE
Cinema Galeries
Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000