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Refugee Festival Scotland: Limbo + Introduction (12A)

17 June

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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 critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, it follows a group of new arrivals as they await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician struggling with the guilt, regret and grief that comes with leaving his former life behind.

This deadpan comedy-drama from a bold new voice in British cinema shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through the headlines.

This screening will be introduced by Sabir Zazai, CEO of Scottish Refugee Council.

Please note: tickets for this screening are on a sliding scale. Please select the price that best suits your financial means.

Witty, poignant, marvellously composed ★★★★★

The Guardian

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  • Director Ben Sharrock
  • Cast Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kwabena Ansah
  • 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
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