2020 / 103 minutes / UK
Closed captions available
LIMBO is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional, remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.
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“Improbably reassuring of laughter’s healing properties, ‘Limbo,’ the resplendent second feature-length brainchild from writer-director Ben Sharrock, is an immensely funny and profound tragicomedy centered on a group of refugees stuck on a barren Scottish island awaiting decisions on their asylum requests.” – Review by Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film) for the LA Times