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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

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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
Greta Fernández ... Marcela
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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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. Written by lament

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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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Trivia

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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Hauntingly beautiful, sensual and very sad. Just watched it and am still crying.


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