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