Empieza el rodaje de Limbo de Ben Sharrock en las islas Hébridas
por Kaleem Aftab
- Protagonist Pictures se ocupa de las ventas internacionales de la película, financiada por Film4, Screen Scotland y el BFI
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Limbo began a five-week shoot on the Uists, in the Outer Hebrides, on 15 October. It is the new feature film by writer-director Ben Sharrock, who picked up the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as the Cineuropa Award in Brussels for his debut feature, Pikadero [+lee también:
entrevista: Ben Sharrock
ficha del filme], which premiered in the San Sebastián Film Festival’s New Directors section in 2015.
The cast is led by Amir El-Masry as Omar, alongside Vikash Bhai as Farhad, Ola Orebiyi as Wasef and Kwabena Ansah as Abedi. Sidse Babett Knudsen and Kais Nashif (Tel Aviv on Fire [+lee también:
entrevista: Sameh Zoabi
ficha del filme] – Best Actor Award in Orizzonti at the 2018 Venice Film Festival) join them in supporting roles. Limbo will also feature non-professional actors in minor roles and as extras, including refugees who have made their homes across Scotland and locals from the Outer Hebrides.
Limbo is an offbeat observation of refugees waiting to be granted asylum on a fictional remote Scottish island. It focuses on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by the weight of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland. The idiosyncratic sensibilities of Sharrock’s filmmaking style blend drama with melancholic, absurdist humour.
Director Sharrock lived in Syria during his undergraduate degree in Arabic and Politics the year before the civil war broke out. He then attended Screen Academy Scotland, where he graduated with an MA Distinction in Film Directing, followed by an MFA in Advanced Film Practice.
Limbo is being produced by Irune Gurtubai (Pikadero) for Caravan Cinema alongside Angus Lamont (‘71 [+lee también:
Q&A: Yann Demange
ficha del filme] and The Girl with All the Gifts [+lee también:
ficha del filme]) and is being financed by Film4, Screen Scotland and the BFI. The executive producers are Julia Oh for Film4, Ross McKenzie for Screen Scotland, and David Segal-Hamilton and Lizzie Francke for the BFI. Protagonist Pictures will look after the international sales.
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