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Close-Up on Oliver Laxe

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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.

Mimosas

Oliver Laxe Morocco, 2016

We are proud to exclusively present this spellbinding mystery that is Mimosas simultaneously with cinemas. Laxe’s latest film finds the director entering genre territory and remarkably pushing its boundaries. A spiritual western, a desert odyssey and a daring invitation to jump into the unknown.

The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Ben Rivers United Kingdom, 2015

Having directed only two features, Oliver Laxe is already a compelling voice in contemporary cinema. We want to take a closer look at his work, starting with this beguiling collaboration with Ben Rivers—half behind-the-scenes of Laxe’s Mimosas, half delirious journey into the abyss of creation.

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