Director: Pablo Larraín Run Time: 107 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2019 Language: Spanish
Starring: Cristián Suárez, Gael García Bernal, Mariana Di Girolamo, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera
“a feral and deliriously non-conformist riot of sex and rage”
–David Ehrlich for IndieWire
About the film:
Official Selection of the 2019 Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Screened in the Spotlight Section at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Ema is a magnetic and impulsive dancer in a reggaeton troupe. Her toxic marriage to choreographer Gastón is beyond repair, following a decision to give up on their adopted child Polo. She sets out on a mission to get him back, not caring who she’ll need to fight, seduce or destroy to make it happen.
About the filmmaker:
Born in Santiago, Pablo Larraín is one of Chile’s foremost directors and a major producer through his production company, Fabula. Ema is the director’s eighth feature film, following successes such as the Academy Award-nominated films No (2012) and Jackie (2016), as well as the Golden Globe-nominated films for Best Foreign Language Film Neruda (2016) and The Club (2015).See our upcoming films