WHO’S IN IT?

Amir El-Masry (Shoot), Vikash Bhai (film debut), Ola Orebiyi (Cherry), Kwabena Ansah (film debut), Kenneth Collard (Albert Nobbs), Kais Nashef (Tel Aviv on Fire), Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ben Sharrock (Pikadero), director, writer; Irune Gurtubai (Coombs) and Angus Lamont (’71), producers; Hutch Demouilpied (A Deal with the Universe), composer; Nick Cooke (Pond Life), cinematographer; Karel Dolak (Pikadero) and Lucia Zucchetti (The Queen), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Omar (El-Masry) is an undocumented Syrian migrant who has been placed in temporary accommodation on a remote Scottish island with other refugees, who are all eagerly awaiting confirmation of either their right to stay in the UK, or the news that they will be sent back to their home country. Omar, along with his fellow migrants, find that passing the time is more difficult than it seems on an island where not much happens, but through a mixture of optimistic enthusiasm and dreams of making new lives for themselves, they soon find a way to cope…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Writer-director Ben Sharrock arrives on the scene with an astonishing feature that presents a deadpan look at the modern immigrant experience that is both funny and thought-provoking, and is easily one of the year’s best movies so far.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 30TH JULY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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