A dying sheikh must be taken to the medieval Moroccan city of Sijilmasa, despite the decidedly rocky route. When the sheikh dies prematurely, rogues Ahmed (Ahmed Hammoud) and Said (Said Aagli) offer to transport the deceased for a fee – running into Shakib Ben Omar’s guardian angel along the way. Plot is not the takeaway
from Mimosas, which reminded me of Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry, another slow-winding ramble through the mountains. The pleasure is in the crunchy, wind-bitten soundscapes and the texture of Oliver Laxe’s compositions; landscapes that encompass tiny figurines dwarfed by mountains.
Source: The Guardian