During festival season there are always a few hidden gems that we adore that deservedly receive high-praise and one of them is Ben Sharrock’s Limbo.

The feature length debut for the Scottish writer-director is one to remember with the film receiving two BAFTA nominations this year. It comes as no surprise with the film’s great script and fantastic performance from the film’s star, Amir El-Masry.

Prepare for offbeat humour,  a chicken named after Freddy Mercury and the Ross/Rachel Friends debate. We chat with Ben about the success of Limbo, filming in the Outer Hebrides and what he misses when he’s not in Scotland.

You can watch the full interview below:


Ben Sharrock’s critically adored 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.

Limbo in Cinemas from 30th July Courtesy of MUBI