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Source: MUBI

Amir El-Masry (left) in ‘Limbo’

Focus Features has set an April 30 limited US theatrical release date for Ben Sharrock’s Bafta-nominated immigrant drama Limbo.

The studio acquired worldwide rights excluding the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand last month. Universal Pictures International will release internationally except in the UK, where Mubi holds rights.

Sharrock’s Cannes Label selection is nominated at the Baftas for outstanding British film and outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

Amir El-Masry stars as a young Syrian musician on a fictitious Scottish island awaiting the outcome of his asylum application.

The cast includes Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, and Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and Kais Nashif

Irune Gurtubai and Angus Lamont produced Limbo, which premiered at TIFF last year.

Executive producers are Julia Oh and Daniel Battsek for Film4, Ross McKenzie for Screen Scotland, and David Segal-Hamilton and Lizzie Francke for the BFI.