Director: Wolfgang Fischer, Writer: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kuenzel
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
Starring: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao
“Styx” depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her.
“Wolff is never less than remarkable in a demanding role that’s 80 percent silence and 20 percent English-language dialogue” The Hollywood Reporter
Screening with the short film:
Dalibor Matanic | Croatia | 2018 | 4 mins | Subtitled
On rights. Supported by European Commission Representation in Ireland
The screening location for this short is now St James Church Friday 22nd at 11am before the Early Creatives programme.
LUX PRIZE WINNERS/IRISH SUBTITLES
With the support of The EU Parliament, Dingle IFF will screen for FREE the top 3 LUX Prize films 2018 in their native languages and will use both Irish & English subtitles. This is unique to Dingle IFF, and demonstrates our commitment to our language and the community, being located in a Gaeltacht region.
3 short-listed Lux Prize films are:
WOMAN AT WAR (Benedikt Erlingsson)-Iceland/France/Ukraine
STYX (Wolfgang Fischer)-Germany/Austria
THE OTHERSIDE OF EVERYTHING (Mila Turajlic)-Serbia/France/Quatar