Zeitgeist Films Announces the U.S. Theatrical Release
of LA CIVIL, the Debut Fiction Feature by Teodora Ana Mihai
Winner of the Un Certain Regard, Prize of Courage at Cannes,
the “Revenge Narco-Western” Opens Friday, March 3
at Film Forum in New York City, Followed by
the Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles, and Other Cities
Zeitgeist Films is proud to the announce the U.S. theatrical release of La Civil by Teodora Ana Mihai, opening on Friday, March 3 at Film Forum in New York City, followed by the Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, and other cities.
Unfolding with documentary-like precision as it details the human impact of drug cartels in Northern Mexico, La Civil tells the story of Cielo (Arcelia Ramírez, in a galvanizing performance), who learns her daughter Laura has been kidnapped when a baby-faced teenager orders her to pay 150,000 pesos if she wants to see Laura again. With no police support, Cielo embarks on her own investigation, peeling back layers of Mexico’s societal corruption in an increasingly desperate effort to save her child.
Inspired by true events, Belgian-Romanian director Teodora Ana Mihai delivers a bold and suspenseful debut feature, collaborating with Mexican co-screenwriter Habacuc Antonio De Rosario and world-renowned co-producers Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Cristian Mungiu, and Michel Franco.
La Civil premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize of Courage.