Mimosas 2017

Mimosas

Critics Consensus

Mimosas' ambiguous storytelling may dissatisfy viewers looking for a clear destination, but opulent photography and an authentic sense of folklore make the journey unforgettable.

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Total Count: 27

75%

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In the High Atlas Mountains, a caravan escorts an elderly and dying sheikh to Sijilmasa. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones, but he dies while crossing the rugged peaks of the Moroccan Atlas. Fearful of the mountain, the caravan of travelers refuses to continue transporting the corpse. Two rogues traveling with the caravan, Said and Ahmed, claim they know the way to Sijilmasa and promise to take the body there.

Cast & Crew

Shakib Ben Omar
Shakib
Oliver Laxe
Screenwriter
Santiago Fillol
Screenwriter
Felipe Lage
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Mauro Herce
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Critic Reviews for Mimosas

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (4)

  • 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…
  • Mimosas is a languid, lightly experimental affair whose central conceit remains rooted in myth and folklore.

    August 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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 -- la Aguirre, the Wrath of God -- descending en masse from great heights,

    April 11, 2017 | Full Review…

    Ben Kenigsberg

    Variety
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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.

    April 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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