Limbo

Nominee
Outstanding British Film of the Year
BAFTA
Nominee
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer
BAFTA
Winner
Youth Jury Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.

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Limbo

Limbo is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

R
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Runtime
99
Language
English, Arabic
Director
Ben Sharrock
Writer(s)
Ben Sharrock
Cast
Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Kenneth Collard, Kais Nashef, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Awards:
Nominee, Outstanding British Film of the Year, BAFTA
Nominee, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer , BAFTA
Winner, Youth Jury Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Stephen A. Russell, Time Out

The fractured chain of wind-battered islands where the north-west coast of Scotland fragments into the North Atlantic Ocean are officially called the Outer Hebrides. But the old Gaelic name for the mountainous outcrops is more appropriate when considering the aching dislocation of Scottish writer ...

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