LIMBO

An offbeat observation of the refugee experience set on a fictional remote Scottish island, a group of new arrivals, await their asylum claims. Among them is Omar, a young Syrian musician, burdened by the weight of his grandfather's oud, which he has carried from his homeland.

Nominated for 4 BIFA's in 2020, including Best Cinematography. Best Actor, Breakthrough Producer, Best Casting.

Writer/Director: Ben Sharrock
Produced by Irune Gurtubai and Angus Lamont
Film 4, BFI, Creative Scotland

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 94% based on 16 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.25/10. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian praised Limbo's "elegant deadpan style established from the outset, Sharrock soon gets you to invest in the characters and care deeply about what happens to them. "Limbo" is about refugees and asylum seekers in Britain, and it's a bracingly internationalist and non-parochial piece of work: film-making with a bold view on the world but also as gentle and intimate as a much-loved sitcom… This is superlative film-making from Sharrock."

MUBI / Limbo 2020 / Nick Cooke DOP
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Limbo Film Festival Awards / Cannes / Toronto / San Sebastián / BFI London / Zurich / Nick Cooke DOP