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Limbo

This Cannes Festival short film selection follows a young, idealistic, home healthcare worker.  Under-trained and underpaid, he enters hidden worlds in homes to administer care to a delicate but dynamic elderly men living alone. The narrative debut of director Lotje Sodderland (Emmy-nominated My Beautiful Broken Brain | Netflix), features actual patients, not actors.

Ken-Loach

Critical Acclaim 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."

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FESTIVAL DU CANNES
SHORT FILM CORNER SELECTION

WINNER

UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL UK:

"Best Cinematographer"  | "Best Women in Film Short"

OFFICAL SELECTION

DIRECTORS: EMMY-NOMINEE LOTJE SODDERLAND
PRODUCERS: MARGO MARS & ANTHONY AUSTIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: SARAH HAMILTON, ANNIE BLAMPIED, NINO RADOJCIN, RENYU LIU, & LIA WALTON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NOTES:

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.

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SOCIAL IMPACT FILM OUTCOMES

  • The social impact outcomes of the film "Limbo" include shedding light on the challenges faced by undertrained and underpaid home healthcare workers, as well as the loneliness and vulnerability of elderly individuals living alone. The film highlights the immense responsibility placed on these workers and the impact of the healthcare system on their humanity.

  • Additionally, the film brings attention to the real-time implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable populations, particularly the elderly. The fact that two of the real-life patients featured in the film have since passed away from COVID-19 adds poignancy to the narrative and emphasizes the urgency of addressing issues faced by those in need of care.

  • The awards, film festival such as Cannes, and the accolades from world-renowned award-winning director Ken Loach contributed to reaching wider audience and sparked conversations about the importance of providing adequate care and support for vulnerable individuals in society.

  • The involvement of real patients, who were not actors, in the film "Limbo" had a significant social impact outcome. By showcasing the lives of these individuals receiving home healthcare, the film gave a voice to those who are often overlooked or marginalized in society. It humanized their experiences and brought their stories to a larger audience, highlighting the challenges they face and the importance of compassionate care for vulnerable populations.

  • The fact that some of these patients have since passed away from COVID-19 adds a sense of urgency to the film's message, emphasizing the need for greater support and resources for those who are most at risk during the pandemic. Their inclusion in the film not only raises awareness about the specific challenges they face but also serves as a tribute to their lives and experiences.

Lotje Sodderland at Emmys

"Our dream team at our headquarters got even dreamier with the inspiring Sarah Hamilton who joined us as an executive producer for Limbo."

Lotje Sodderland

Director, Limbo | Emmy nominee My Beautiful Broken Brain

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