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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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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.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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

April 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,

April 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

April 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Plot is not the takeaway from Mimosas, which reminded me of Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry, another slow-winding ramble through the mountains.

August 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Certain scenes look as if they have been improvised on location and there is something exasperatingly non-committal and provisional about it. But it certainly looks wonderful.

August 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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