TIFF 2020 Film #16
Reason for pick - premise
I knew I was going to love this film right off the top when it included Lanthimos style Dancing.
Limbo is a gentle tale of a fictitious Scottish island where refugees must wait while their claims are evaluated. They also must attend classes on how to fit into Scottish society, which is the source of much of the humour.
It’s challengingly slow, but photographically beautiful. It reminded me of the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. You’ll get the same payoff as those films if you just let it wash over you and enjoy the scenery.
It’s a great mix of gentle humour combined with a real sense of humanity.