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Limbo (N/C 15+)

3-6 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


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Ben Sharrock’s deadpan comedy-drama brings a completely fresh perspective to the life of a migrant. Musician Omar (the wonderful Amir El-Masry) has fled conflict in Syria and now finds himself at a desolate refugee centre on a remote Scottish island. Separated from home and family, he waits in limbo for others to decide his future. Omar's desperate situation is marked by open hostility, offers of friendship and small acts of kindness from the strangers all around him. A beautiful, achingly poignant tale that will break your heart on the way to warming your soul.

Some dialogue in this film is subtitled for English speakers. At the start of the film please turn on CC at the bottom of the screen and select English.

This screening includes a Q&A with Writer and Director Ben Sharrock, and Actor Amir El-Masry.

Scottish Premiere. Thanks to MUBI

A thoroughly wonderful sophomore feature from the British director Ben Sharrock – witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.

★★★★★ The Guardian
  • Director Ben Sharrock
  • Cast Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Sidse Babett Knudsen
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h43m
  • Language English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Content Warnings Death, racism / discrimination / slurs
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