Elisa and Marcela
(Elisa y Marcela)
Wednesday April 24th 2019, 6:45 pm
Runtime: 113 mins
Language: Spanish & Portuguese with English Subtitles
Director: Isabel Coixet
Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ
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1885. It’s love at first sight when Marcela and Elisa meet in high school, and soon a close friendship becomes a secret romantic relationship. Marcela’s parents are suspicious and send her abroad. When she returns, the reunion with Elisa is magical and they decide to share a life together. Due to the puritanical times, Elisa poses as a man to marry Marcela. Based on true events of the first same-sex marriage, Elisa and Marcela is a deeply empathetic film about two courageous women that shows the hard life and persecution they faced, yet remains a gorgeous paean to passion, dignity and resistance.
Nominee for Best Film (Golden Berlin Bear) - Berlinale (Berlin)
Nominee for LGBT Best Film (Teddy) - Berlinale (Berlin)