Promising young Syrian musician Omar is one of a group of refugees stuck on a remote Scottish island waiting for the results of their asylum claims.
With a cracking score and soundscape, this offbeat dry comedy is a story of family, identity and devastating loss that raises questions and wry laughs in equal measure.
Ben Sharrock’s second feature LIMBO is a funny and poignant cross-cultural satire, that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience.
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plastercast on his arm, Omar cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.
He may be stuck, but he is not alone. Omar and his new flatmates attend outrageously misjudged ‘cultural awareness’ classes, hosted by eccentric locals.
They binge the ‘Friends’ boxset, debating the unanswerable question of whether Ross and Rachel were on a break and Freddie Mercury-obsessed Farhad tries to convince Omar to participate in the local open mic night.
LIMBO deploys pitch perfect wit and crisp observation to shine a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that most of us only experience through headlines.
Written and Directed by Ben Sharrock
Starring Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Sidset Babett Knudsen, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah
Produced by Irune Gurtubai and Angus Lamont
Run time 103 mins
Photo Credit Saskia Coulson
“…Limbo has a kind of magic that connects us through the commonalities of cultures and shared experiences.’
Toronto International Film Festival
“Both heartbreaking and wryly funny…”
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