MIMOSAS directed by Oliver Laxe, is the winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize in the International Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival.
A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh through the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his closed ones. But death does not wait. The caravaneers, fearful of the mountain, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Saïd and Ahmed, two rogues travelling with the caravan, say they know the way and promise to take the corpse to its destiny.
In another world, Shakib is chosen to travel to the mountains with a mission: to help the improvised caravaneers.
2016 International Critics’ Week awards.
Mimosas by Oliver Laxe
Album by Mehmet Can Mertoglu
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Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short films
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Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
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Davy Chou and Claire Maugendre, co-writers of Diamond Island
Canal+ Award for short films
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