“La Civil” offers at Cannes a portrait of violence and resolve in Mexico

The film was inspired by a woman, Miriam Rodríguez, who told director Teodora Ana Mihai that every morning, when she woke up, "she wanted to kill or die".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How far is a mother willing to go to save her daughter? Romanian director Teodora Ana Mihai answers this question in "La civil", a film in which a Mexican housewife takes revenge into her own hands in search of her little girl, kidnapped by a cartel.

The film was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section of the Cannes Film Festival, the second most important of the event.

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According to the director, the film was inspired by a woman, Miriam Rodríguez, who told her that . . .

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