La Civil


Story of Cielo, a mother whose teenage daughter is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and transforms from a housewife into a vengeful militant.

Screenplay: Teodora Ana Mihai, Habacuc Antonio De Rosario

Cinematography: Marius Panduru

Editing: Alain Dessauvage

Cast: Arcelia Ramirez, Alvaro Guerrero, Ayélen Muzo, Jorge A. Jimenez

Producer: Hans Everaert

Production: Menuetto, One for the Road, Les Films du Fleuve, Mobra Films

Teodora Ana Mihai

Born in Bucharest, under Ceausescu’s regime. In ‘89 she joined her parents in Belgium. She discovered her love for cinema as a high school student in San Francisco and went on to study film in New York. Back in Belgium, she started working as a script supervisor and assistant director. Her debut ‘Waiting for August’ was awarded with over 10 international prizes and nominated for the European Film Awards.

MENA Premiere

Belgium, Romania, Mexico

Fiction, 2021, Color, 145 min

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Teodora Ana Mihai