Limbo (12a)

Director Ben Sharrock. Drama

A Syrian refugee deposited on a remote Scottish isle seeks meaning in his isolated surroundings, with wryly funny results. LIMBO centers on Omar, a young musician who is burdened by his grandfather's oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland. Reflecting the complexity of the movement of people across borders has been a long-held passion for director and writer Ben Sharrock, who spent time working for an NGO in refugee camps in southern Algeria and living in Damascus in 2009 shortly before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. There, he formed a network of friends whose personal stories inspired the film.

Starring Kenneth Collard, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Amir El-Masry

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

wry humour, poignant

Good but rather slow and not very cheerful

A thought-provoking film, particularly in light of the Ukraine situation.

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