9th. December 2021

Best Independent Film Award for Breakthrough
Producer 2021

December 9th
Limbo 12
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai,
Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Kenneth
Collard, Kais Nashef, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Country: UK
. Language: English. Running time: 104 minutes
UK release date: July 2021

A group of new arrivals to a remote Scottish island await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar, a promising young Syrian musician separated from his family but not from his grandfather’s oud. With limited places to explore, they can only take cultural awareness classes and wait…

“Witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping… Film-making
with a bold view on the world but also as gentle and intimate as a much-loved sitcom.”
– Peter
Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Like so much in this gorgeous tragicomic drama… the oud takes on an added symbolism. For a
film that is so infused with sadness, however, Limbo is remarkably funny – a gentle, empathic kind
of humour that is derived from the men’s bleak existences, without mocking them.”
– Wendy Ide, The

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