Scottish writer/director Ben Sharrock’s black comedy drama about a group of refugees awaiting asylum whilst on the Western Isles.
The setting is a fictional Scottish island (filming took place on the Uists) where a group of asylum seekers have been sent, whilst they await a decision on whether or not they can stay. They are mostly adult men, without their families, and from Syria and other countries too. Living in a hostel, and forbidden to work, all they can do is wait.
Among the group is an Afghan Freddy Mercury superfan, quarrelling brothers from Nigeria and – most poignantly – Omar from Syria. Omar is a hugely gifted musician who is filled with rage and guilt for leaving his homeland. Though desperation sets in, the men find a bond in the strangeness of their situation.
We previously showed some preview screenings of Limbo to mark Refugee Week.
“Witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.” Guardian *****
“Limbo is nothing short of sublime, a triumphant feat of storytelling as striking in its visuals as it is in its writing.” Film Inquiry
“one of the best films ever made about the refugee experience.” Radio Times
12A: infrequent strong language, racism, references to sex and sexual violence
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