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Close-Up on Oliver Laxe

Having directed only two features, Spain-born, Morocco-based filmmaker Oliver Laxe has already become a compelling and inspiring voice in contemporary cinema. To mark the UK theatrical release of his spellbinding Cannes Critic’s Week Winner Mimosas, we are taking a closer look at his work, which finds him both in front and behind the camera—invariably a 16mm camera—and daringly experiments with cinema’s language.