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October 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm IST

Screening of ‘Limbo’ which tells the story of a group of newly arrived immigrants awaiting the results of their asylum claims. Hosted by Dublin International Film Festival and Access Cinema.

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Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda – 19 October, 8pm

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford – 19 October, 7.30pm

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan – 20 October, 7.30pm

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire – 25 October, 3pm and 8pm

Linenhall Arts Centre , Castlebar – 28 October, 8pm

Club Scannán Sailearna, Inverin

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This film tour of the acclaimed debut feature Limbo to four partner venues is supported by the Arts Council as part of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival. Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience.

Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, Limbo tells the story of a group of newly arrived immigrants awaiting the results of their asylum claims. It centres on Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician who, thousands of miles from home, finds himself trapped by guilt, regret, and the grief he carries for the loss of his former identity. Separated from his family and burdened by a plaster cast on his arm, Omar wanders the starkly beautiful landscape searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future. But while he is stuck there, he isn’t alone. In between brief long-distance conversations with his parents and passing interactions with local oddballs, Omar and his new flatmates attend outrageously misjudged ‘cultural awareness’ classes, binge Friends boxsets, and debate attending the local open mic night, all the while waiting for the delivery of letters that will ultimately determine their future.

Access Cinema

access>CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland.

Our mission is to provide all audiences throughout Ireland with access to the best of Irish, world and independent cinema, via our national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations.

access>CINEMA’s purpose is to deliver a diverse range of quality cinema, that is not available on commercial cinema screens, to local Irish audiences; to provide advice, expertise and support for cultural film programming and technical presentation; to support and present the work of Irish filmmakers; and to grow, develop and promote opportunities to expand access to and participation with cultural cinema exhibition regionally.

We support member groups with    

  • film programming advice
  • information on technical requirements on all cinema exhibition formats
  • delivery of promotional/ support material so groups can actively promote their film programmes locally
  • developing and touring original film programmes
  • promoting high quality programming, presentation and technical standards for film exhibition

Dublin International Film Festival

Taking place in February each year, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film festival event.

The Festival curates and presents the best in emerging international and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. Virgin Media DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form.


The Festival will further consolidate its position as Ireland’s most popular film festival and one of the top ten film festivals in Europe.


Passion: Virgin Media DIFF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of film, across all its many genres and source cultures. DIFF is a particular champion of, and advocate for, Irish cinema. It is committed to introducing Irish audiences to provocative, inspirational and thought-provoking international cinema which might not otherwise be seen here.

Excellence: Virgin Media DIFF is committed to the delivery of best-in-class programming as well as high-quality, diverse audience and filmmaker experiences.

Support: Virgin Media DIFF believes in supporting the work of filmmakers and facilitating the development of film practitioners by providing a platform which showcases talent, offers learning opportunities and creates a forum where valuable new working relationships can be formed.

Respect: Trust and mutual respect are central to the Festival’s relationships with its audiences, filmmakers, supporters and stakeholders. The organisation strives to ensure true collaboration in all its activities.

Representation: Virgin Media DIFF aims to be an inclusive and diverse organisation that promotes and delivers equality of opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation across all its activities, from programming and audience development to employment policies.

Innovation: Virgin Media DIFF will continue to explore the most innovative technologies and strategies available to curate and present the ever-changing art form of the moving image for its audiences.

Accessibility: Virgin Media DIFF strives to ensure that all its audiences have access to its full programme.

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