BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire

Mimosas

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Mimosas
Frankrike / Marokko / Spania/ 2016/ 1 t. 36 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ahmed Hammoud, Shakib Ben Omar, Saïd Agli, Laaziza Ikram
DIRECTOR:
Oliver Laxe
WRITER:
Santiago Fillol, Oliver Laxe
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mauro Herce
PRODUCER:
Felipe Lage Coro, Lamia Chraibi, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet
The road to Sijilmasa

A Moroccan caravan is travelling through the Atlas mountains, escorting a dying sheikh to a sacred spot in Sijilmasa where he wishes to be buried. To ensure that they arrive safely, a strange amateur preacher named Shakib is hired as a guide, but problems arise when two members of the group seem to have their own plans for the trip. Nevertheless, Shakib sticks to his entrusted mission, leading the group into increasingly unwelcoming terrain. Poetic and visually striking, MIMOSAS was awarded the top prize during the Critics' Week at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

 

Oliver Laxe

Oliver Laxe (France, 1982) Filmography: YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS (2010)

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