Credits

Ben Sharrock
Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen

WFFA : Limbo (Dublin Film Festival)

Oct 19th
7:30 pm
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€9 |

104 minutes, United Kingdom, 2020,15A


 

 

Limbo

OCT 19, TUESDAY

Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist.

Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play his grandfather’s oud (a stringed instrument), which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

Grounded by El-Masry’s tender and understated performance, Limbo deftly balances comedy with melancholy, to create a wonderfully touching story about wanting to belong.

 

Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist.

Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play his grandfather’s oud (a stringed instrument), which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

Grounded by El-Masry’s tender and understated performance, Limbo deftly balances comedy with melancholy, to create a wonderfully touching story about wanting to belong.

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Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2020

Toronto International Film Festival 2020

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

BFI London Film Festival 2020

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021

Awards

Winner – TCM Youth Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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