Elisa and Marcela
(Elisa y Marcela)

Friday April 19th 2019, 7:00 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 113 mins

Language: Spanish & Portuguese with English Subtitles

Director: Isabel Coixet

Country: Spain

Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ

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.

Highlights

Honors -

Nominee for Best Film (Golden Berlin Bear) - Berlinale (Berlin)
Nominee for LGBT Best Film (Teddy) - Berlinale (Berlin)