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Limbo (12A)

A promising young musician is separated from his Syrian family and stuck on a remote Scottish island while he awaits the fate of his asylum request.

On a fictional remote Scottish island, a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician burdened by the weight of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

Ben Sharrock’s film is a ‘witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping’ (The Guardian) observation of the refugee experience.

RECORDED Q&A: All screenings of Limbo include a special recorded Q&A with director Ben Sharrock.

  • DIRECTOR: Ben Sharrock
  • CAST: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah

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