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23.09—06.10 2019
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A Mexican housewife infiltrates the underworld of drug cartels to find her daughter. Intense, slow-burn-thriller with a docu-realistic edge.
11
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Nov
16:30
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14
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Nov
18:35
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Meet the director for Q&A following the screening on Nov 14th.

director

Teodora Ana Mihai

Year

2021

Title

La Civil

original title

La Civil

Length

140 min

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English

countries

Belgium, Romania, Mexico

cast

Arcelia Ramírez, Alvaro Guerrero, Jorge A. Jimenez

Producers

Hans Everaert, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Cristian Mungiu, Michel Franco

Writers

Distribution

Udi - Urban Distribution International

Production Company

Menuetto Film

DOP

The drug cartels of Mexico have served as the backdrop for many action blockbusters, but none of them is quite like ‘La Civil’. Because here a middle-aged housewife serves as the involuntary main character. Cielo’s daughter is kidnapped in the very first scene. No one is to be trusted, so Cielo is forced to infiltrate the city’s underworld with only one objective in mind: getting her daughter back. Director Teodora Ana Mihai’s background as a documentarist is unmistakable in this, her first feature film, where every intense moment is somehow embedded in the painful reality while the labyrinthic plot moves freely from an intense thriller that knows how to take its time, to pure, explosive action.

Director

Teodora Ana Mihai

Teodora Mihai (1981) is a Belgian-Romanian documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter. She was born in Bucharest, Romania. Mihai studied film at the Sarah Lawrence College in Upstate New York and worked as script supervisor, assistant director, and TV maker. ‘La Civil’ is Mihai’s first feature fiction film.

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Trailer - La Civil