Moroccan drama 'Mimosas' scoops Golden Pyramid, Best Actor awards at Cairo Int'l Film Festival
Ahram Online, Thursday 24 Nov 2016
Directed by Oliver Laxe, Mimosas is a coproduction by Morocco, Spain and France


Moroccan film Mimosas has won the Golden Pyramid award for Best Film while its leading star Shakin Ben Omar won Best Actor at the 38th Cairo International Film Festival.

Directed by Oliver Laxe, the film depicts a dying Sheikh who travels across the Moroccan Atlas in a caravan escorted by two rogues, according to the IMDb synopsis.

Mimosasis a coproduction by Morocco, Spain and France, and was written bySantiago Fillol and Oliver Laxe, starring Ahmed Hammoud, Shakib Ben Omar, Said Aagli.

CIFF's award is not the first recognition of the film. Mimosas' director Laxe already wonCritics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, 2016 andSpecial Jury Award at the Seville European Film Festival, 2016.

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