In North Africa, between the tip of the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan Platform, a dry lake separates the Mashreq (the rising) from the Maghreb (the setting). Against all odds, it is a perpetually changing landscape. Solar Noon reinvents its coordinates, grafting fragments of narratives onto it in the form of tableaux vivants where different beliefs, symbols and rituals intersect in a composite imaginary perspective. The film shifts the reality of the desert into the realm of myth, exploring its layers of stories, revealing buried memories. Determined by the sun, Solar Noon composes with its zenith.