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‘Limbo’ joins the Official Selection at BAFTA qualifying LSFF

‘This is a film of compassion and tender observation of lives we rarely see – it’s in the performance of the routine tasks made by one person for another that we start to grapple with meaning, dignity and what it is to be human.’

KEN LOACH

The true-fiction film produced by Lief and directed by Lotje Sodderland reveals the acute loneliness of those most vulnerable to the devastating real-time implications of a global pandemic. Laying bare the hardship of the job of a carer at this poignant time, ‘Limbo’ is the narrative debut of writer, director Lotje Sodderland (My Beautiful Broken Brain, Netflix), herself once a recipient of vital care.

We decided to use a hybrid approach, combining documentary and scripted fiction, to create a raw, impactful and original film. The elderly men are played by vulnerable men who receive care at home and are not actors. Unbeknownst to cast and crew, the first cases of COVID-19 were recorded as filming commenced.