The first same-sex marriage in Spain to take place after the Roman Imperial era occurred on 8 June 1901. Two women, Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sanchez Loriga, attempted to get married in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain). 1885. They meet at the school where they both study. What begins as a close friendship ends in a romantic relationship that they must keep secret. Marcela's parents are suspicious and send her abroad for a couple of years. When she returns, the reunion with Elisa is magical and they decide to share a life together. Now the focus of social pressure and gossip, they decide to map out a plan. Elisa will leave town for a time in order to come back disguised as Mario and be able to marry Marcela. But nothing will be that easy for this forbidden love.
Did You Know?
About three minutes in, the CGI train stops on a dime supposedly to allow Marcella to get off. In reality it is impossible for for a train to stop that quickly due to the weight of the train and the laws of physics. It would take hundreds of feet for a train to come to a complete stop. See more
During the end credits, photos of real-life lesbian couples are shown. See more
Written by Dorival Caymmi
Performed by Salvador Sobral
and Júlio Resende
(as Julio Resende) See more