About the Movie
Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Laxe’s stunning new film, Mimosas, is a breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the desert, a caravan is escorting an elderly sheik to the village where he was born. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. Without their leader, the company grows fearful. And at the foot of a mountain pass, they refuse to continue, entrusting the body to two men who agree to carry on and bring it to its final destination. But who are these men? And do they really know the way? In another world, a mysterious young man is chosen to find the caravan.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: The 16mm photography impresses, particularly in long shots of the characters trudging through the snow or -- a la Aguirre, the Wrath of God -- descending en masse from great heights,
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.