Lesbian films 2009

Viola di mare

Viola di mare is an italian drama directed by Donatella Maiorca. Nothing, not her father, not the church, can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in a 19th century Italian village.

The Fish Child

El niño pez is a movie produced by Lucía Puenzo. It’s an adaptation of the novel she wrote eight years before the film’s release. The international title is The Fish Child. Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Argentina is in love with the Guayi, the 20-year-old Payaguayan maid working at her place. They dream of living together in Paraguay, at the shores of lake Ypoá. Robbing every purse and wallet in the house to fulfill their dream, hiding the money in a shoe box. But when the box is full, it bursts, fueled by desire, jealousy and rage. This is the starting point that spurs the escape through the highway that connects the North of Buenos Aires with Paraguay. While Lala waits to be reunited with her lover in Ypoá by reconstructing her past (the mystery surrounding her pregnancy and the legend of a fish child who guides the drowned to the bottom of the lake), the Guayi is detained in a minors institute in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. She turns out to be hiding a crime from long ago.

Eloïse’s Lover

Eloïse’s Lover is a sapphic romance written by Cristina Moncunill and directed by Jesús Garay. A young woman is hospitalized and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for another woman. The film is starring Diana Gómez and Ariadna Cabrol.

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