DIR Oliver Laxe | Morocco/Spain/France/Qatar | 2016 | 93 min
Co-presented with the Arab American National Museum
A dying sheik has one final request, to be buried with his loved ones deep in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. But death does not wait and the sheik dies en route, entrusting his body to Saïd and Ahmed, who must continue the journey through treacherous mountain terrain. Joined by the mysterious mystic Shakib, the caravan struggles to reach its final destination, undone by faith and an unforgiving landscape. Stunningly shot in 16mm, Oliver Laxe’s spiritual, breathtaking Western won the Critics Week Grand Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In Arabic with English subtitles.