Home Viewing Fri, Oct 16
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Family Drama
Women's Rights
Release Year:2019
Runtime:102 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Music Box Films
Director:Pablo Larraín
Executive Producer:Jonathan Silberberg
Producer:Juan De Dios Larraín
Cinematographer:Sergio Armstrong (ADFCH)
Screenwriter:Guillermo Calderón
Pablo Larraín
Alejandro Moreno
Editor:Sebastián Sepúlveda
Composer:Nicolas Jaar
Principal Cast:Mariana Di Girolamo
Gael García Bernal
Paola Giannini
Santiago Cabrera
Cristián Suárez
Filmography:Tony Manero (2008)
Post Mortem (2010)
No (2012)
The Club (2015)
Jackie (2016)
Neruda (2016)


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From acclaimed director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, No, Neruda) comes this incendiary portrait of Ema, a young modern dancer and mother who, following a tragedy, sets out on a precarious journey of liberation, art and family.

Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) is a powerful modern dancer with a passion for reggaetón who works with her choreographer husband Gastón (Gael García Bernal). Tragedy strikes when their adopted 12-year-old son sets fire to their home, burning Ema’s sister. In the aftermath, they lose custody of the child, their marriage fragments, and Ema embarks on a risky journey to reset her life. Opening with our heroine walking the city streets with a flamethrower strapped to her back, to a group of dancers seemingly flying into the burning sun, to literal and figurative fires that seem to burn even hotter than our own star, Ema is a film of incredible power. “[O]ne of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films.” --IndieWire

Del aclamado director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, No, Neruda) llega este incendiario retrato de Ema, una joven bailarina moderna y madre que, tras una tragedia, emprende un precario viaje de liberación, arte y familia.

Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) es una bailarina moderna apasionada por el reggaetón que trabaja con su esposo, el coreógrafo Gastón (Gael García Bernal). La tragedia golpea cuando su hijo adoptivo de 12 años prende fuego a su casa, quemando a la hermana de Ema. Como consecuencia, pierden la custodia del niño, su matrimonio se fragmenta y Ema se embarca en un viaje arriesgado para restablecer su vida. Desde la secuencia de apertura de la película, donde nuestra heroína camina por las calles de la ciudad con un lanzallamas atado a su espalda y luego un grupo de bailarines parecen volar hacia el sol ardiente. Ema es una película de increíble poder y extraña seducción. “[Una] de las películas más dinámicas y electrizantes del año”. --IndieWire

Director Biography

Pablo Larrain

Born in Santiago in 1976, Pablo Larrain is one of Chile’s greatest movie directors as well as a major producer (through his Fabula company). Not for the weak-hearted, his films are straightforward, generally aggressive and interspersed with violence. They paint a hard-hitting portrait of his country, Chile, notably in a trilogy covering fifteen years of national history from 1973 (the last days of Salvador Allende’s presidency in POST MORTEM (2010)) to 1978 (the height of General Pinochet’s reign of terror in TONY MANERO (2008)) to 1988 (the last days of Pinochet in NO (2012)). NO was Chile’s official selection for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Another characteristic of Larrain’s cinema is the unusual perspective with which he chooses to approach his topics. As a vehicle for attacking Pinochet, the writer-director presents us with a strange love story; narrates the misdeeds of a petty thief imitating John Travolta and portrays an advertising executive creating a campaign to defeat the dictator. FUGA (2006), his first effort, was about a composer going mad while EL CLUB (2015) takes place in a beach house where priests who have «sinned» are sidelined. EL CLUB was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globes as Best Foreign Film and won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. His most recent releases, NERUDA and JACKIE (both 2016) also enjoyed great international success, including nominations for The Academy Awards, the Golden Globe and the SAG Awards for Jackie.

In this year when we cannot gather in person, and when you, our valued audience, cannot come to Cine Latino, Cine Latino will come to you - as CINE LATINO AT HOME / EN CASA! Cine Latino, the region’s only showcase of Latin American and Ibero cinema, features a rich tapestry of narrative and documentary films from across the globe from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish- and Portuguese-language filmmakers.