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Elisa & Marcela (2019)

Elisa y Marcela (original title)
TV-MA | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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In 1901, Elisa Sanchez Loriga took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Marcela Gracia Ibeas.

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Isabel Coixet

Writers:

Ardwight Chamberlain (script adaptation), Isabel Coixet (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia de Molina ... Elisa Sánchez Loriga
Greta Fernández Greta Fernández ... Marcela Gracia Ibeas
Sara Casasnovas ... Ana
Tamar Novas ... Andrés
Lluís Homar ... Gobernador Oporto
Manolo Solo ... Alcaide
María Pujalte ... Madre de Marcela
Francesc Orella ... Padre de Marcela
Kelly Lua Kelly Lua ... Flor
Manuel Lourenzo ... Párroco Victor Cortiella
Jorge Suquet ... Médico de Dumbría
Ana Santos Ana Santos ... Vecina Mayor
Mariana Carballal Mariana Carballal ... Monja / Profesora Historia
Roberto Leal Roberto Leal ... Sacerdote de Dumbría
Luisa Merelas Luisa Merelas ... Monja Ciega
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Storyline

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). To achieve it Elisa had to adopt a male identity: Mario Sánchez, as listed on the marriage certificate. Written by Rodar y Rodar

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Official Sites:

Netflix | Netflix [Spanish]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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Greta Fernández replaced María Valverde due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

Some men in the film, particularly the woodcutters, have longish hair and beards. While beards were somewhat out of fashion at the turn of the 20th century, they weren't unheard-of. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find pictures of any European or white North American men with long hair. See more »

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During the end credits, photos of real-life lesbian couples are shown. See more »

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Exceptional!
10 June 2019 | by rps-2See all my reviews

This is a powerful and beautifully done film. It is shot in black and white which somehow enhances the whole thing. It would have had far less impact had it been done in colour. The camera work is wonderfully creative, reminiscent of the classic still images of Ansel Adams or Edward Weston who were masters of black and white. There is a lot of graphic lesbian sex, maybe too much, but all of it is tasteful and enhances the long, sad story of the film (and I am someone who normally dislikes graphic "humping scenes" hetero or homo.) This film is a triumph of cinematic art!


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