Stuck on this island of Scotland, so far from Syria, Omar awaits the answer to his asylum request. Dragging the case of his oud, “Like the coffin of his soul”, this promising musician is confronted with the incongruity of his situation, between hope and disillusion.
The jury and the audience of the British Film Festival of Dinard (Ille-et-Vilaine) agreed on the choice of this funny and poignant intercultural satire. This Saturday, October 2 in the evening, Limbo, directed by Ben Sharrock, won the Golden Hitchcock awarded by the jury, chaired by actress Bérénice Bejo. The film also won the hearts of the public, invited to express their views at the end of each screening of the six films in competition.
An award-winning actress duo
The jury also awarded a special prize to the film Sweetheart, by Marley Morrison, recounting the torments of AJ, a marginalized teenager experiencing her first romantic emotions during her vacation in a summer camp. The acting award went to a duo of actresses, Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan, two sisters on the brink of the film. Wildfire. The short film prize was awarded to Bound.
The jury for this 32nd edition was made up of actresses Laura Smet and Eye Haïdara but also of actor Finnegan Oldfield, director Mohamed Hamidi and several producers. They had to make their choice from the selection made by Londoner Dominique Green, artistic director of the festival. And this selection was more open than ever since it included, in addition to dramas, a biopic, a documentary and a horror film.