Ema - English subtitled

After a terrible accident fractures her family, a dancer sets out on a risky quest to reset her life, in this incendiary drama from Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Jackie).

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Set in the scenic seaport city of Valparaíso, the latest from Pablo Larraín reunites the visionary Chilean auteur with Mexican superstar Gael García Bernal for a drama about art, desire, and family.
Ema is a talented young dancer whose roots lie in the carnal reggaetón grooves she and her friends perform to in the city streets, but she’s forged a career as part of a more cerebral modern-dance ensemble helmed by her husband, choreographer Gastón.
As the film opens, the couple is reeling from a terrible crisis: their adopted 12-year-old son Polo has set fire to their home, severely burning the face of Ema’s sister in the process. With her child taken from her and her marriage crumbling, Ema sets out on a strange, secretive, and risky quest to reset her life.
With a stirring score by Nicolás Jaar and erotically charged choreography from José Vidal, EMA infuses absurdist humour, unbridled physicality, and formal adventurousness into the malleable framework of the familial melodrama, playing out in both intimate interiors and on Valparaíso's steep streets, where roiling emotions are expressed through dance. (source:

Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2020, 102 min. Spanish spoken, English subtitles. With Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Giannina Fruttero, Catalina Saavedra.