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La Civil

Teodora Ana Mihai

feature film released

Official selection Cannes 2021 / Un Certain Regard


La Civil tells the story of Cielo, a mother in search of her daughter, abducted by a criminal cartel in Northern Mexico. As the authorities fail to offer support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and turns from housewife into avenging activist. The story was inspired by true events.


  • Writers: Habacuc Antonio De Rosario & Teodora Ana Mihai
  • Director: Teodora Ana Mihai
  • DoP: Marius Panduru
  • Editor: Alain Dessauvage
  • Producer: Hans Everaert / Menuetto
  • Coproducers: One For The Road (BE), Les Films du Fleuve (BE), Mobra Films (RO), Teorema (MEX)
  • Cast: Arcelia Ramirez, Alvaro Guerrero, Ayelén Muzo, Jorge A. Jiménez


  • Length: 135'
  • Language: Spanish
  • Shooting Locations: Mexico (Durango area)
  • Shooting period: Nov-Dec 2020
  • Release: 2021

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