• Pablo Larraín
  • Chile
  • 2019
  • 102'
  • Ema

Renowned Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda, Tony Manero) returns with a turbulent meditation on the human body, dance and motherhood. At the centre of the story is untameable and intriguing dancer Ema, whose marriage to choreographer Gastón (Gael García Bernal) crumbles when, following a dramatic incident, they decide to give back their adoptive son Polo. Torn by guilt, Ema seeks refuge on the streets of Valparaíso where she performs with her dance troupe, finds new lovers and hatches a secret plan to reunite her family. The author of the soundtrack is well-known electronic musician Nicolas Jaar (Dheepan, 2015). The film premiered at Venice.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Pablo Larraín

Known for films that paint a portrait of Chile told from the perspective of its troubled, colourful characters. Rose to fame with historic trilogy Tony Manero (2008), Post Mortem (2010) and No (2012, Oscar nominee). Natalie Portman received an Oscar nomination for the role in his English-language debut, Jackie (2016).


Pablo Larraín
Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Alejandro Moreno
Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera, Cristián Suárez
Sergio Armstrong
Sebastián Sepúlveda
Juan de Dios Larraín
Festivals & Awards
Venice Film Festival 2019 – UNIMED Award

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