Elisa & Marcela Reviews

April 20, 2020
Actresses Greta Fernández (Marcela) and Natalia de Molina (Elisa) shine in these roles. [Full reviewin Spanish]
October 8, 2019
Over a century before Spain finally legalized same-sex marriage in 2005, two women called Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga beat the odds and were married under the eyes of God in 1901.
June 21, 2019
The real Elisa and Marcela deserve a better fictionalization of their unbelievable story than this flimsy, poorly plotted and dramatically clumsy quasi-art film.
June 11, 2019
Woman poses as man to marry her love; nudity, violence.
June 10, 2019
Unfortunately, the film's visual mastery can't make up for its lazy storytelling and groan-inducing attempts at intimacy.
June 10, 2019
An intimate film that gives a voice to the forgotten. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 26, 2019
Of little use to the film is the beauty of its frames in exteriors and interiors. [Full Frame in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
[Director Isabel] Coixet explores the true meaning of the world in which [Elisa and Marcela] moved. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2019
True passion is absent, and even the extras appear unsure of themselves.
February 20, 2019
Elisa y Marcelia from Spanish director Isabel Coixet will leave audiences underwhelmed.
February 19, 2019
While the film does have some stylistic and pacing faults, Elisa y Marcela is an emotional drama that sends an important message of hope to minority groups.
February 14, 2019
The film is idealistically conceived in setting out to retell a story that had been erased from the history of sexuality. The energy and flair was, however, missing.
February 14, 2019
The most emotionally authentic part of the film, by far, are the wedding snapshots that run with the end credits...
February 14, 2019
Reworks an early 20th century story into a plodding, protracted melodrama where provincial folk speak, behave and act like their 21st century counterparts.