Courage Award, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2021

Directed by: Teodora Ana Mihai
Year: 2021
Country: Belgium, Romania, Mexico
Genre: drama
Length: 140 minutes

La Civil tells the story of Cielo, a mother in search of her daughter, abducted by a criminal gang in Northern Mexico. As the authorities fail to offer support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She begins her own investigation and earns the trust and sympathy of Lamarque, an unconventional army Lieutenant working in the region. He agrees to help Cielo in her search, because her research data could be useful to his operations as well. Cielo’s collaboration with Lamarque pulls her further into a vicious cycle of violence.

Directed by: Teodora Ana Mihai
Screenplay: Habacuc Antonio De Rosario, Teodora Ana Mihai
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Alain Dessauvage
Sound: Manuel Danoy, Federico González Jordán, Valérie Le Docte
Production Design: Claudio Ramirez Castelli

Arcelia Ramirez

Álvaro Guerrero

Jorge A. Jimenez

Ayelén Muzo

Originală: Spanish

Subitles: Romanian, English