Limbo (2020), comedy drama, 103 mins, Ben Sharrock, writer and dir.
Starring Amir El- Masry, Kais Nashaf and Sidse Babett Knudsen. Set on a fictional Scottish island, Omar is a promising young musician from Syria. He and three other asylum-seekers – from Afghanistan, Ghana and Nigeria – are sharing a house, attending cultural awareness classes, and fending off boredom. The film is a wryly serious depiction of their lives suspended in a foreign land, and how they are perceived by the locals. The film received very positive reviews, and was nominated for various awards, including a Scottish BAFTA for El-Masry as Omar.