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Limbo (12A) (AD)

four refugees stand together outside of the house they're living in in Scotland

In this BAFTA-nominated film, director Ben Sharrock blends drama and comedy as a young Syrian musician and other refugees seek asylum on a remote Scottish island.

Ben Sharrock’s 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 shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through the headlines.

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UK 2021 Dir Ben Sharrock 104 min

The following screenings include a 30 minute recorded Q&A with director, Ben Sharrock:
Sat 31 July, 2.15pm
Sun 1 Aug, 2pm & 5pm

Please note: the Limbo screening at 6.20pm on Wed 11 Aug in Cinema 3 is a captioned screening. 


There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.


Booking is essential. Unless or until guidance changes, six people or two households of any size can visit together as a group. Please only sit directly beside someone from your household or support bubble, and avoid moving seats when you arrive, so we can keep social distancing in place between you and other groups. 

Before the film, you’re welcome to eat and drink in the Cinema Café area, although the cinema foyer spaces won’t be available at the moment, to allow for social distancing.

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