A film by Oliver Laxe
2016, 93 minutes
No. 060

Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Laxe’s stunning new film, Mimosas, is a breathtakingly-shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.

Somewhere in the desert, a caravan is escorting an elderly sheik to the village where he was born. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. Without their leader, the company grows fearful. And at the foot of a mountain pass, they refuse to continue, entrusting the body to two men who agree to carry on and bring it to its final destination. But who are these men? And do they really know the way? Meanwhile in another place, and seemingly another time, a stranger (the haunting Shakib Ben Omar) is chosen to find the caravan.

* Winner, Critics Week, Cannes Film Festival
* Official Selection, New York Film Festival
* Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival

"A quest story and landscape study, drawing on Laxe’s time in Morocco and his immersion in Sufi mysticism... 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