Mimosas tells the story of Ahmed, Saïd and Shakib as they struggle to find a path through the Atlas Mountains to Sijilmasa, where they are on a mission to bury a dying sheikh. Inspired in part by the director's travels and his immersion in Sufism, Mimosas—which was first glimpsed as the film-within-a-film in Ben Rivers' The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers —is a minimalist “eastern Western” with incredible landscapes and an epic tale about faith.
The parallel activity Insight: Films and Epics; Film Shoots That Don’t Fit in the Pockets of Our Experience ties in with the screening of Mimosas.
Oliver Laxe (Paris, 1982) lives and works between Morocco and Spain. He studied audiovisual communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and shot Paris #1, screened at l'Alternativa 2008. His debut feature, Todos vós sodes Capitáns (2010), premiered at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. Mimosas, his second feature, won the Grand Prize at Critics’ Week at Cannes 2016. He is one of the founders of Zeitun Films.
- Country Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar
- Year 2016
- Format Digital
- Running time 96 min
- Image Colour
- Language Arabic
- Subtitles Spanish
- Production company Zeitun Films
- Producer Felipe Lage Coro
- Screenplay Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol
- Photography Mauro Herce
- Editor Cristóbal Fernández
- Sound Amanda Villavieja
- Actors Ahmed Hammoud, Shakib Ben Omar, Said Aagli, Ikram Anzouli, Ahmed El Othemani, Hamid Fardjad, Margsarita Alborés, Hwidar
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FestivalsFestival de Cannes. Semaine de la Critique - Grand Prix International Film Festival Karlovy Vary Art Film Fest Slovakia. Mención especial al mejor director FID Marseille Toronto International Film Festival
Presented by Santi Fillol 16/11 + Felipe Lage, Santi Fillol 19/11
Change of venue! saturday 19