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Netflix-Drama in the Berlinale competition : Elisa y Marcela: A love in Galicia

Whether you believe in God? Elisa (Natalia de Molina) is. The question of their new classmate Marcela (Greta Fernández) is tricky. Here, in the nuns ' school,

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Netflix-Drama in the Berlinale competition : Elisa y Marcela: A love in Galicia

Whether you believe in God? Elisa (Natalia de Molina) is. The question of their new classmate Marcela (Greta Fernández) is tricky. Here, in the nuns ' school, of course, all the brave Catholic should be on the inside. But Elisa doesn't believe in the Holy spirit, and not in God.

"I believe in everything that moves," she says, and lists a long list of horses, mice, and balls. Also the love part of it, you would have to even stand in the first place. However, the young Elisa has no way of knowing how strong this Belief is. You will make your life impressively – just like Marcela.

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The two students, who in 1889 fell in love, Marcelas parents separated and see until years later. Both have become teachers, work together in a Galician village school and housing. Their intimacy, but also your minimal interest to men will soon draw the suspicion of the population. Therefore, the Couple decides to take a radical step: Elisa disappears for a while, and returns disguised as a man. She has assumed the identity of her deceased Cousins Mario and marry your mistress Marcela.

The Couple existed really

There has been this marriage. It was closed in the summer of 1901 in the Church of San Jorge in A Coruña. This has now inspired the Spanish Director Isabel Coixet to your Black-and-White filmed movie, "Elisa y Marcela". He unfolds his drama of the constant threat, the exposure of the Couple.

Elisa and Marcela come hardly ever to the peace, happiness you can have only for a short period of time – such as when they are together, imprisoned in a Portuguese jail. Here you are relatively well. In one of shades of black dominated the scene, shortly before their dismissal, Marcela says: "The problems are outside, where we are abominations."

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Coixet, who, in films such as the magnificent "My life without me" or last of all the Fifties-Drama "The book shop of the Florence Green" most of the women at the centre, has chosen a quiet-solid narrative for your Netflix production-the first in the Berlinale competition. Although the commonly used circular focusing aperture again and again, sorry for the pictures of the protagonists, but the two are not as helpless victims.

Coixet emphasized their courage, their spirit and their passion. The Couple integrated a dead octopus in his love, would not perhaps have been necessary. And from the middle, suddenly, a few times used the effect of the artificial film aging seems to be a bit arbitrary. Very nice, however, that to see before the credits roll, the wedding photo of the real pair. It in 1901, was on the front page of "La Voz de Galicia", which incorporates Coixet. A young woman cuts out the picture and hang it on the wall. Elisa and Marcela – a lesbian role models to the turn of the century.

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14.2., 12: 30 (Friedrichstadt-Palast) & 19: 30 (HdBF), 16.2., 9.30 PM (Zoo Palast), 17.2., 21.30 PM (Berlinale Palast)

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