Reimagine Robert Redford’s adventure in ALL IS LOST with a young woman sailor, an M.D. who intends to fulfill her dream by setting sail alone to a remote island in the Atlantic. She – and her well-equipped, state-of-the-art sailboat – seem ready for anything. But following a violent storm, she finds herself approaching an endangered vessel, overloaded with refugees. Maritime law (report the emergency; then split) conflicts with her Hippocratic oath and her every instinct to help save a boatload of desperate people.
“Filmmaking as crisp and slicing as a sea breeze…(an adventure film) with a spinning moral compass and a topical dimension that proves even more gripping than its brilliantly achieved visceral action.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety
“A stark, impressively pared-back parable that leaves most of the big questions off-screen as it focuses on one woman’s impossible position between following the orders of the frustratingly invisible coastguard — who tell her to stay completely out of the matter beyond reporting it — and her sense of empathy and duty toward up to 100 human beings who might not survive if no one intervenes in time… 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.”
– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter