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LA CIVIL / Mexico

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

Cielo’s teenage daughter, Laura, is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. Despite paying several ransoms, Laura is not returned. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She finds help from Lamarque, a military man with an unconventional modus operandi, who agrees to assist her in her search – off the record – in exchange for information that she can provide as a local. Cielo’s collaboration with Lamarque will pull her into the spiral of violence that made her a victim in the first place.

Genre:  Drama
Run time:  140 minutes
Country:  Mexico
Language:  Spanish w/English subtitles
Director:  Teodora Mihai
Premiere:  Southern California
Producer:  Hans Everaert
Cinematographer:  Marius Panduru
Editor:  Alain Dessauvage
Casting Director:  Viridiana Olvera
Production Designer:  Claudio Ramirez Castelli
Principal Cast:  Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Jorge A. Jimenez, Ayelén Muzo
Distributor:  Urban Distribution International

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Tickets:  Free to 2022 DFS members.  Non-members $15 cash at the door.  Complimentary coffee & pastries.

Covid Restrictions:  Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot,  Seating is socially distanced.  Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.


September 10, 2022
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society