Elisa K

3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
For the first third of this promising Catalan film an avuncular-sounding narrator describes the mundane details of ten year-old Elisa’s weekends spent with her father: they eat at their favourite restaurant, go to the amusement park, watch TV. Then, in the same matter-of-fact tone, we are told that on this particular weekend, Elisa was raped. The effect is chilling and foreshadows what’s to come. As a child, Elisa erased all memory of that day, but the film shifts into a more frenzied gear when we meet the grown-up Elisa at the moment those memories flood back. Impressively naturalistic, though that means it’s not always easy to watch.



Release details

72 mins

Cast and crew

Jordi Cadena, Judith Colell
Jordi Cadena
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