After it’s successful Film festival run Ben Sharrock’s deadpan comedy-drama Limbo has an UK Trailer. Niche channel MUBI are bringing this film to the masses, from a bold new voice in British cinema. Shinning the light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through the headlines…Refugees that find themselves in a remote Scottish Island.
The cast includes Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai (The Stranger, Flack), Ola Orebiyi, and Kwabena Ansah. Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke Of Burgundy, Borgen) and Kais Nashif (Tel Aviv On Fire) round out the supporting roles. Limbo also features non-actors in supporting roles and as extras, including refugees who have made their home across Scotland and locals from the Outer Hebrides.
Reflecting the complexity of the movement of people across borders has been a long-held passion for Sharrock, who spent time working for an NGO in refugee camps in southern Algeria, and living in Damascus shortly before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. There, he formed a network of friends whose personal stories inspired Limbo.
Nominated for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut at the 2021 BAFTA Film Awards, Ben Sharrock’s 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.
An offbeat observation of the refugee experience. On a fictional remote Scottish island, a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar, a young Syrian musician burdened by the weight of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.
Limbo will be released by MUBI in UK and Irish Cinemas from 30th July.