Mermaid Moments

Online Cinema Screening: Styx (12A)

Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and 606 Distribution we are delighted to be able to bring you the Lux Prize nominee STYX digitally.

Mermaid staff are going to watch it at 8pm on Monday evening, which is our regular cinema slot!

Click here to purchase a screening ticket: Styx screening link

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Synopsis:

STYX depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

Premiering at the Berlinale, where it opened the Panorama Special section, STYX is a work of unrelenting intensity and technical brilliance. ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented 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.

‘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.’

Variety