AMOURFOUFILM

Styx

Feature Film / Germany/Austria / 2018 / 90 min

World Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival 2018

:: Synopsis

The transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.


Rike -40, a doctor from Europe - embodies a 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 fulfils 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. 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 fatal decision.

:: Credits

Directed by Wolfgang Fischer
Written by Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
With Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda
Camera Benedict Neuenfels, aac/bvk
Editor Monika Willi, aea
Re-Recording Mixer Tobias Fleig, bvft
Sound Design Uwe Dresch, Andre Zimmermann
Sound Recordist Andreas Turnwald
Hair & Make Up Designer Elke Hahn
Costume Designer Nicole Fischnaller
Casting Anja Dihrberg
Line Producer Charles E. Breitkreuz
Commissioning Editors Andrea Hanke, Georg Steinert
Supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Austrian Film Institute, Malta Film Commission, German Federal Film Fund, medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
In collaboration with WDR, Arte
Associate Producers Kay Niessen, Michael Reuter, Andreas Fröhlich, Robert Gross
Producers Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
Co-Producers Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
Production Schiwago Film
Co-Production AMOUR FOU Vienna
Distribution Germany Zorro Film
Distribution Austria Filmladen
Worldsales Beta Cinema

:: Awards & Nominations

latest nominations: finalist LUX Prize, European University Film Award

Special Award of the Jury @ Batumi International Art-House Film Festival 2018

"Triton Award" Best Cinematographer Benedict Neuenfels @ Valetta Film Festival 2018

"Triton Award" Beste Performance Susanne Wolff @ Valetta Film Festival 2018

Creative Energy Award @ International Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2018

DBP @ International Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2018

Grand Price of the Festival @ Filmkunstfest MV 2018

Audience Award @ Filmkunstfest MV 2018

Best Sounddesign @ Filmkunstfest MV 2018

2nd place at Audience Award @ Berlinale 2018

Heiner-Carow-Award @ Berlinale 2018

Award of the Ecumenical Jury @ Berlinale 2018

Europe Cinemas Label Award @ Berlinale 2018

:: Festivals

International Filmfestival Berlin, Germany - February 2018

Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey - April 2018

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong - April 2018

Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey - April 2018

Filmkunstfest MV Schwerin, Germany - May 2018

Oslo Pix, Norway - June 2018

Valetta Film Festival, Malta - June 2018

Shanghai International Film Festival - June 2018

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic - June 2018

Emden Norderney International, Deutschland - June 2018

Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine - July 2018

New Horizons Film Festival, Germany - July 2018

Palic European Film Festival, Serbia - July 2018

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - July 2018

Motovun Film Festival, Croatia - July 2018

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel - July 2018

Film By The Sea International Film, Netherlands - September 2018

Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Germany - September 2018

Festival of German Films, New Zealand - September 2018

Cinematik Film Festival Piestany, Slovakia - September 2018

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - September 2018

Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia - September 2018

Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland - September 2018

Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland - September 2018

CPH:PIX Copenhagen, Denmark - September 2018

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Canada - September 2018

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada - September 2018

BFI London Film Festival, UK - October 2018

RAVAC International Film Festival, Moldova - October 2018

Film Fest Gent, Belgium - October 2018

La Roche sur Yon International Film Festival, France - October 2018

Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival, Austria - October 2018

Goethe-Institut Hong Kong KINO!, China - October 2018

Riga International Film Festival, Latvia - October 2018

German Film Week Goethe Institut, Philippines - November 2018