• 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ben Sharrock
  • Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah
  • UK release: 30 July 2021

Offbeat drama about refugees stuck on a remote Scottish island while waiting for their asylum requests to be processed.

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Limbo (12A)

On a fictional remote Scottish island, gifted young musician Omar and his fellow Syrian asylum seekers endure a puzzling cultural-awareness lesson from an oddball pair of locals. Separated from home and family and burdened by the weight of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland, Omar waits in limbo for others to decide his future.

A deadpan comedy-drama, Limbo is an offbeat observation of the refugee experience.

Director: Ben Sharrock
Starring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Genre: Drama/Comedy

Screening organised by Amnesty Pershore Group.

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3 Mar 20215 stars

GFF 2021: Ben Sharrock's superb second film follows a Syrian man on a remote Scottish island

Bringing poignancy and impeccably staged absurdity to the fish-out-of-water film, Ben Sharrock's comedy drama beautifully conveys the trauma of displacement and the coldheartedness of the asylum process. The Scottish director's second feature, following…

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