Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes this week with “Mimosas,” which is premiering in the Critics’ Week section of the festival. Laxe won the FIPRESCI prize for “You Are All Captains,” which screened in Directors’ Fortnight six years ago. Avail yourself of its exclusive trailer (above) and poster (below).
Premiering alongside “Mimosas” in Critics’ Week are “Diamond Island,” “One Week and a Day” and “A Yellow Bird,” among others. Its official synopsis is as follows:
“A caravan escorts a dying Sheikh through 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 transport the corpse. Said and Ahmed, two rogues traveling with the caravan, pretend 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.”
Laxe co-wrote the film along with Santiago Fillol. The cast includes Ahmed Hammoud, Shakib Ben Omar, Said Aagli, Ikram Anzouli, Ahmed El Othemani, Hamid Fardjad and Margarita Albores. “Mimosas” will have its first screening on Monday 16 and currently has distribution in France.