Praise for LIMBO from Ken Loach
"Limbo 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."
DIRECTORS: EMMY-NOMINEE LOTJE SODDERLAND
PRODUCERS: MARGO MARS & ANTHONY AUSTIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: SARAH HAMILTON, ANNIE BLAMPIED, NINO RADOJCIN, RENYU LIU, & LIA WALTON
LIMBO is an award-winning, true-fiction short social impact film following Witold- a young, idealistic, home healthcare aid worker whose humanity is blunted by the demands of the health care system. Under-trained and underpaid, Wiltold feels the enormity of his responsibility as he enters hidden worlds in homes to administer care to a delicate but dynamic elderly men living alone. The story is the narrative debut of writer and director Lotje Sodderland (Emmy-nominated My Beautiful Broken Brain | Netflix), herself once a recipient of vital care.
The elderly clients in this film are NOT actors, but rather real patients who received care at home. The first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic began as filming commenced. ‘Limbo’ reveals the acute loneliness of those who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, and its devastating real-time implications. Since filming, Duncan Charmers and Keshavji Mandelia have both lost their lives to COVID-19.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner | Social Justice Film Festival | London Short Film Festival | Global Health Film Festival | Bolton International Film Festival | Rhode Island International Film Festival | Doku Fest International Film Festival |
UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL UK: "Best Cinematographer" | "Best Women in Film Short"
KEN LOACH'S PRAISE: "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."