Limbo screens on The Shelf at REAP, Sunday 27 March.
Doors open 7pm, film screening begins at 7.50pm
Feature length, 104 mins
Ben Sharrock’s melancholic comedy Limbo is a funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience.
Omar is a promising young musician separated from his Syrian family and stuck on a remote Scottish island. Barred from working and forced to take ridiculous cultural-awareness classes, he awaits the fate of his asylum request.
The limitless landscape of the Scottish islands is expertly juxtaposed with the lack of options for oud-playing new arrival Omar. With pitch perfect wit and crisp observation, Limbo shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a refugee crisis that most of us only experience through headlines.
WINNER BEST FILM 2020 CAIRO & MACAU FILM FESTIVALS
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Kenneth Collard, Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai
Writer: Ben Sharrock
Cinematographer: Nick Cooke
Editors: Karel Dolak, Lucia Zucchetti
Producers: Irune Gurtubai, Angus Lamont
Music: Hutch Demouilpied
Notes: Arabic and English with English subtitles
Rated M - Mature themes and coarse language
A big thank you to Lotterywest and the Perth Festival Touring WA program, made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation.