Ema

classified 15 S

Films That Love the Cinema

Film

Please note: This was screened in Sept 2020

Director
Pablo Larraín
Cast
Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera
Details
107 mins, Subtitled, 2019, Chile
Primary language
Spanish

Visionary director Pablo Larraín (Jackie) returns with a dazzling, intoxicating look at sex, power, family and chaos in modern-day Chile.

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.

With an electrifying score by Nicolas Jaar and a reggaeton tracklist plucked straight from the streets of Valparaíso, Ema is a whirlwind of no-holds-barred anarchy, anchored by searing turns from rising star Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal.