Limbo by Ben Sharrock Film Review
Undeniably affective and politically imperative, Limbo is an open, intimate revelation of the alienating impacts of refugeeism.
Minimalistic, Impactful, and genuine. There are no better ways to describe this film. Its narrative, serving as a social observation, displayed a different, generally overlooked, part in the life of refugees. The storyline formed an ambiance with an isolating feel, imitating the inner layers of the film, as well as that of its characters.
Limbo’s distinct personas were its heart and soul. As a collective ensemble, they were all the same, one entity. But independently, they could not have been any different. Every Single character was introduced with its particular set of principles, concerns, and desires.
Amir El Masry, the main lead, conveyed an emotional act of authenticity and desperation. There was a certain aspect to his personality that made his character and the film profoundly poignant but also undoubtedly genuine. His whole performance was simply captivating. The remainder of the cast delivered moving performances as well.
Part of the film’s truly remarkable attributes are its astonishing cinematography and spectacular landscapes. Captured in a claustrophobic structure and with a depressing color palette, Limbo was a visual treat. All these graphical aspects were simply a projection of this film’s greatest aspirations.
Despite positively describing all of this film’s components, I truly believe that it still deserves further recognition and admiration. Limbo is completely brilliant and sneakily affective. Truly a one-of-a-kind piece of cinema.