Ema

Showings

Lark Theatre Tue, Oct 8 8:30 PM
Rafael 2 Wed, Oct 9 11:15 AM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Queer-ish
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Chile
Year:2019
Running Time:102 min.
Language:Spanish
Director:Pablo Larraín
Producer:Rocío Jadue
Mariane Hartard
Juan de Dios Larraín
Screenwriter:Pablo Larraín
Guillermo Calderón
Alejandro Moreno
Cinematographer:Sergio Armstrong
Editor:Sebastián Sepúlveda
Cast:Mariana Di Girolamo
Gael García Bernal
Paola Giannini
Santiago Cabrera
Catalina Saavedra
Print Source:The Match Factory
Note Writer:João Federici

Description

Gael García Bernal se reúne nuevamente con el provocador director Chileno Pablo Larraín Neruda (MVFF2016) para un audaz retrato cinematográfico de una pareja casada cuyas vidas se volcaron después de un devastador incidente que involucró a su hijo recién adoptado. Con imágenes impresionantes y una puntuación evocadora de Nicolas Jaar que adornan ricamente la historia de dolor, arte, maternidad y redención.


Premiering in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Pablo Larraín’s latest provocation Ema is a modern-day melodrama surrounding a crisis of understanding in how we define family in today’s shifting world. Expressed mostly through exhilarating contemporary reggaetón dance and based on the lives of real-life street dancers, the story oscillates around an unraveling couple dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry. Gael García Bernal (MVFF Award 2016) plays the choreographer of a volatile dance company while Mariana Di Girolamo makes a stunning screen debut as his wife, a schoolteacher by day and a wildly self-possessed dancer by night. Exquisite, full-bodied turns from Bernal and Di Girolamo, stunning imagery, and an evocative score from Nicolas Jaar richly adorn Larraín’s tale of grief, art, family, and redemption. Larraín (Neruda, MVFF 2016; Jackie) was the recipient of the Variety International Director of the Year at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival.