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Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. He is not alone. He and his flatmates attend hilariously ill-judged ‘cultural awareness’ classes, binge on ‘Friends’ boxsets, tenuously connected to the outside world and their past lives. Omar’s sadness is reflected in his inability to pick up his beloved oud and play. Filmed on the Uists in the Outer Hebrides, Sharrock’s second feature is both funny and heart-rending, a cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience.

…witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.” 5* Peter Bradshaw,The Guardian

Nominated for 2 BAFTAs including Best Outstanding British Film and Best Debut by a Writer, Director or Producer

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Rating
    12A (Advisory)
  • Note
    Preview courtesy of MUBI
  • Director
    Ben Sharrock
  • Cast
    Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Sidset Babett Knudsen, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah