Elisa y MarcelaElisa & Marcela

Elisa y Marcela Elisa & Marcela

About the film

The fascinating true story of a Spanish lesbian couple who tricked a priest into marrying them in Spain in 1901.

Based on true events about the first same-sex marriage in Spain, Isabel Coixet’s film makes use of black-and-white images and letters for her modest but deeply empathetic rendition of the story of Elisa and Marcela, who had to lie to their families, deceive the Church, and keep their entire romantic lives in secret, being constantly exposed to great dangers.

An incredible ode to passion, dignity, and resistance.

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