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Friday, Aug 20, 2021 12:00 AM
After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer (Gael García Bernal), Ema (Mariana Di Girólamo), a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama from director Pablo Larraín (Jackie).
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"Brilliantly acted, shot with precision and style, this is a deconstruction of the ‘nuclear family’ that cries out for a second or third viewing." —Tom Duggins, CineVue

"One of the most ambitious and visually stunning films of the year." —Robert Daniels, The Playlist

"In the film, the literal union of bodies is the only logical means of conveying the reestablishment of emotional bonds." —Jake Cole, Slant Magazine

Adoptive parents Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael García Bernal) are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon the child, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life. Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of a lady on fire, the story of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life under restriction featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world, as she electrifies everyone and everything around her.

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Series:Coming Soon
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Runtime:107 minutes
Director:Pablo Larraín
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Chile