Ema

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

Country: Chile
Language: Spanish

“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).

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