Directed by Oliver Laxe
“A Western with shades of the uncanny, ‘Mimosas’ has the openness of a parable: it doesn’t dramatize so much as embody the mysteries of faith.” —Film Comment
Part odyssey, part travelogue, Mimosas is a stunning film set in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The story tracks the perilous journey of a caravan, increasingly fearful of losing its way, as it transports a sheikh to his final resting place. Gorgeously shot on 16mm film, Mimosas masterfully conveys director Oliver Laxe’s desire “to manifest the ineffable, the mystery, through images, through cinema.” Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 2016, Morocco/Spain/France/Qatar, in Arabic with English subtitles, 93 minutes.