A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh trough the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. The caravaneers, fearful of the mountain pass, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Ahmed and Said, two rogues traveling with the caravan, promise to take the body to its destiny. But do they really know the way?
In another world, parallel and remote, Shakib is chosen to travel to the mountains where the caravan is. His assignment is clear: he has to help the improvised caravaneers to reach their destination. Shakib also doubts, this is his first mission.
Original title: Mimosas English title: Mimosas Country: Morocco, Spain, France, Qatar Production year: 2016 Format: 16mm Son: 5.1 Lenght: 93' Frame rate: 24fps
Ahmed Hammoud - Ahmed, Shakib Ben Omar – Shakib, Said Aagli – Said
Director: Oliver Laxe Screenwriters: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol Producers: Felipe Lage Coro, Lamia Chraibi, Nadia Turincev Production Companies: Zeitun Film Co-Production Companies: La Prod, Rouge International World sales: Luxbox DOP: Mauro Herce Editors: Cristóbal Fernández Sound: Amanda Villavieja
Critics Week Cannes 2016 - GRAND PRIX
Art Film Festival 2016 - MENTION FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Minsk International Film Festival 2016 - CRITICS PRIZE
Sevilla European Film Festival 2016 - JURY SPECIAL PRIZE & MENTION FOR EDITING/ SOUND
Cairo International Film Festival - GOLDEN PYRAMIDE & BEST ACTOR
Human Rights International Film Festival in Genève 2017 - JURY "JEUNE" SPECIAL PRIZE
Spanish, born on April 11th 1982 in Paris (France)
Oliver Laxe lives and works in Morocco. His first feature-length film, ‘You All Are Captains’ (2010) was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes, where he received the FIPRESCI Prize. He is one of the founders of Zeitun Films.
2006, Y las chimeneas decidieron escapar| Short Film
2007, Suena la trompeta, ahora veo otra cara| Short Film
2008, Paris #1 | Short Film
2010, Todos vós sodes capitáns| Feature Film