Mimosas

2017

Mimosas (2017)

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In the High Atlas Mountains at an indeterminate time in the past, a caravan of travelers searches for a pass that will allow them to return an ailing elderly Sufi master to his home to die. Among the party is Ahmed, a rascal and a survivor, who is willing to do whatever it takes to rise up from his miserable condition. Ahmed is particularly inspired by the Sufi master and his wife and, upon the old man's death, he becomes aware of his own innate abilities and takes up the leadership of the caravan. On his journey, he receives the assistance of Shakib, a young man sent on a mission from a special place in contemporary Morocco.

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (4)

A movie that panders not at all to Western sensibilities, giving few pointers on a theme beyond the fortifying power of faith. For some viewers, that will be plenty.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Laxe latches onto the innate "stranger in a strange land" quality of his star.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The 16mm photography impresses, particularly in long shots of the characters trudging through the snow or -- à la Aguirre, the Wrath of God -- descending en masse from great heights,

Apr 11, 2017 | Full Review…
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An endurance test for anyone not especially keen on films packed with long shots of people, mules and cars traveling through landscapes for minutes at a time.

Apr 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Shot in stunning scenery of vast plains, moonlit lakes and forbidding mountains, visually it's breathtaking but it moves at patience-testing speed with non-professional actors and ultimately Laxe leaves the meaning open to interpretation.

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A visually beautiful loose-ended experimental fairy tale film.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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