Limbo + Short Film (12A)


Limbo + Short Film (12A)

Friday 17th September 2021 - Tuesday 21st September 2021

Dir. Ben Sharrock, UK, 2020, 104 mins. Cast. Amir El-Masry, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Vikash Bhai, Lewis Gribbe.

Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, it follows a group of new arrivals as they await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician struggling with the guilt, regret and grief that comes with leaving his former life behind. This deadpan comedy-drama from a bold new voice in British cinema shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through the headlines.

Catch short film MY NAME IS ANIK before the main feature. Director Bircan Birol desires to learn the mother-tongue her grandmother left behind when she moved from her childhood village to Istanbul. The two attempt to find common ground in a language that holds both the promise of legacy and the memory of loss.

If you're coming to see this film on 21 September, consider making it a double bill and watching The Breadwinner, an animation about a young girl's experience under Taliban rule that we are screening as a fundraiser for girls and women in Afghanistan.

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 Friday 17th Sep 2021  8:30pm
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 Tuesday 21st Sep 2021  6:00pm
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