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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.


Isabel Coixet


Isabel Coixet (screenplay by), Narciso de Gabriel (based on the literary essay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia de Molina ... Elisa
Greta Fernández ... Marcela
Sara Casasnovas ... Ana
Tamar Novas ... Andrés
María Pujalte ... Madre Marcela
Francesc Orella ... Padre Marcela
Manolo Solo ... Alcaide
Kelly Lua Kelly Lua ... Flor
Manuel Lourenzo ... Párroco Victor Cortiella
Jorge Suquet ... Médico de Dumbría
Ana Santos Ana Santos ... Vecina Mayor
Lluís Homar ... Gobernador Oporto (as Lluis Homar)
Mariana Carballal Mariana Carballal ... Monja / Profesora Historia
Luisa Merelas Luisa Merelas ... Monja Ciega
Roberto Leal Roberto Leal ... Cura de Dumbría


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.

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


The film mentions that the action happens in the Chubut Province in 1925. The Province was created thirty years later; the administrative division name in 1925 was "Chubut National territory" See more »

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


Na agua fresca
Written by Kelly Lua
Performed by Kelly Lua and Jaume Vilaseca (piano)
Arranged by Kelly Lua and Alicia Martel
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A Vedio Painting!
12 October 2019 | by fbtanvirSee all my reviews

It's a very good art film of an attractive story with extraordinary directorial beauty. Even the black & white color doesn't takeout the charm of the movie. The ending was short, I wanted to see it more; overall i loved it.

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