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Monday 18th October, 2021 - 20:00

€7 – €9
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Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist.

Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play his grandfather’s oud (a stringed instrument), which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

Grounded by El-Masry’s tender and understated performance, Limbo deftly balances comedy with melancholy, to create a wonderfully touching story about wanting to belong.

Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This wonderful, not-to-be-missed comedy finds new ways to tell old stories.” – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What a thoroughly wonderful sophomore feature from the British director Ben Sharrock – witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

FILM INFO: 104 minutes, United Kingdom, 2020,15A

This screening is in association with Dublin International Film Festival and will be accompanied by a Q&A – the panel includes Zoryana Pshyk, Rosemary Kunene & Bulelani Mfaco and will be chaired by Liam Herrick (ICCL)

Pre-booking and availing of our Early Bird rate (€7) is advised. Please note, to comply with our COVID safety measures cinema screenings now have assigned seating – please choose your seat (or pod of two or four) at time of booking. If a screening is not sold out, a limited amount of full price tickets (€9) may be available at Box Office on the night. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes in advance of screening start time if you wish to purchase tickets.


Monday 18th October, 2021
€7 – €9
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Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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Riverbank Arts Centre
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Newbridge, Ireland
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