New York-based Grasshopper Film has picked up all U.S. distribution rights to Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas, which scooped the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last month. A theatrical release is planned in winter this year. Grasshopper made the deal with Paris-based Luxbox.

The sophomore feature from Spanish director Laxe, Mimosas follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The odyssey comes with its own mystical elements.

Laxe’s first film was You All Are Captains which ran in Directors’ Fortnight in 2010 and won the FIPRESCI Prize. He is also one of the founders of Zeitun Films.

Grasshopper is a new distribution outfit dedicated to acclaimed and award-winning indie cinema. It was launched earlier this year and has an upcoming slate that includes documentaries Don’t Blink – Robert Frank and Sundance winner Kate Plays Christine, as well as Pietro Marcello’s Lost And Beautiful.