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Elisa y Marcela

2019 2h 9m Drama Romance LGBTQ+ List
Reviews 58% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
In 1885, Elisa and Marcela meet and form great friendship that grows into a forbidden love that they have to keep hidden. Read More Read Less
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Kayla C Alongside Harry Potter, this is my new all-time favorite movie. This piece of art will move your soul to a whole new world as you watch. By the end of the movie, I was crying and rewatching the beginning- as it held a whole new meaning now. Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This movie serves so much respect to the LGBTQ+ movement throughout history and shines a light on the fight that was fought for the sake of love and romance. What an exceptional director, actresses, and everyone involved in this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/25/22 Full Review Joel H This period piece film is gorgeous in black and white. The plot moves slowly, thoughtfully; the cinematography is soft, gentle and, thus powerful. 2 young women in 1901 Spain discover they are inexorably attracted to each other, and they follow through despite the insurmountable social and political obstacles. Like so many literary works in Spanish, the beginning and the end come full circle. It is a bittersweet tribute to love, regardless of gender, and a strong reminder of how far we have come on this issue, and of what life was like before this progress. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/12/22 Full Review max b I like watching elisa y marcela on youtube. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Even though it has some explicit scenes, this is what happens when a woman directs this type of film. I can't stress enough the importance of having these stories told, true LGBTQ+ stories, with or without a happy ending. And this one is particularly beautiful, a lot of sad decisions and intense struggles, but a real love story in the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member There’s a good story in here somewhere but it’s brought down by cheesy/cringe worthy moments. Not to mention that a portion of the movie takes away all the drama and story and acts like pornography for 15ish minutes. There’s literally a scene halfway through where they make out while rubbing each other with a dead squid. Yikes! This movie is weird. It’s too bad because the first 35-40 minutes are pretty good. The rest just feels like cringe stuff and pornography. Skip this one. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/22/19 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1885, Elisa and Marcela meet and form great friendship that grows into a forbidden love that they have to keep hidden.
Isabel Coixet
Isabel Coixet, Narciso De Gabriel
Production Co
Rodar y Rodar Cine y Television, Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals
Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+
Original Language
European Spanish
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 11, 2019
2h 9m
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