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Limbo (12A)

2-8 August

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


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.

Please note: Limbo screenings will run till 12 August. Tickets for screenings for 9-12 August will go on sale soon.

Watch our Limbo Q&A from Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Tune in on our YouTube channel on Tuesday 3 August at 7pm to watch our exclusive Q&A with Limbo writer/director Ben Sharrock and actor Amir El-Masry.

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  • Director Ben Sharrock
  • Cast Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Sidse Babett Knudsen
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Language English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h44m
  • Certificate 12A: infrequent strong language, racism, references to sex and sexual violence

Technical Difficulties

Please be advised that we are unable to offer lift access for any performances taking place in Cinema 1 at the moment due to technical issues.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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