La Civil - Teodora Ana Mihai - Cannes - First Cut Lab

Edition: Belgium 2021

LA CIVIL (2021)

Production countries: Belgium, Romania, Mexico

Production:  MENUETTO FILM
World Premiere: Cannes International Film Festival 2021 – Courage Prize in “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. She begins her 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 will pull her further into a vicious cycle of violence.
The story was inspired by true events.


Director & Writer: Rasmus Merivoo
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Scripts: Habacuc Antonio de Rosario & Teodora Ana Mihai
DOP: Marius Panduru
Line Producer: Sandra Paredes
Production designer: Claudio Ramirez Castelli
Sound: Manuel Danoy Federico González Jordán
Producer: Hans Everaert

Cast: Arcelia Ramirez, Alvaro Guerrero, Jorge A Jimenez, Ayelén Muzo, Daniel Garcia, Eligio Melendez

Length: 145 min