Our contribution to the film festival "Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" featuring this year's host country Romania.
We are pleased to present the winning film of our 2021 film award "Der politische Film” (“The Political Film"), "La Civil". The film excels in its portrayal of civil courage and female self-empowerment in the face of criminal violence and state despotism.
About the film:
Cielo's daughter Laura is kidnapped by a criminal cartel in northern Mexico and, despite paying ransoms, is not returned to her mother. Cielo receives little support from the local authorities and therefore decides to take the search for her daughter into her own hands. In the course of her investigations, an unconventional collaboration forms with Lieutenant Lamarque, which draws her further into a spiral of criminal power structures.
In a society without a state monopoly on violence, Cielo enters a quagmire of injustice, corruption and violence. "La Civil" depicts her transformation from a housewife to an activist in search of retribution.
Film discussion with:
Teodora Ana Mihai, director of "La Civil"
The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. The film discussion will be held in English. It is rated for ages 12 and up.
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