Directed by Pablo Larraín
$12 / $8 Speed members
“One of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire
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 return the child to the foster care system, Ema embarks on a 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 woman on fire focused on an artistic temperament forced to content with societal pressure and the urge to conform. Ema is an unforgettable heroine who electrifies everyone and everything around her. 2019, Chile, DCP, in Spanish with English subtitles, 107 minutes. Rated R.