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‘This is a film of compassion and tender observation of lives we rarely see' KEN LOACH

A true-fiction short film following the story of Witold, a young, Polish Londoner who takes a new job as a care worker, to the bafflement of his laddish housemates. ‘Limbo’ reveals the acute loneliness of those most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating real-time implications. Laying bare the hardship of the job of a carer at this poignant time, the story is the narrative debut of writer and director Lotje Sodderland (My Beautiful Broken Brain, Netflix), herself once a recipient of vital care.

Will is played by a Polish actor, while his elderly “service users” Derrick, Duncan, Mr. Mandalia, Mr. Ezekiel, and Alf are playing themselves – their real lives captured as a semi-improvised documentary film that lays bare their fragile mortality, intertwined with unexpected glimpses of humour and resilience.

Lotje Sodderland and Keshavji Mandalia on set
Alf Burlington

“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

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Lotje Sodderland and Keshavji Mandalia on set