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Ema Rated 15


Dir. Pablo Larraín. Chile, 2019. 1h 47m. Spanish/subs. Starring Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Giannina Fruttero, Santiago Cabrera, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Paola Giannini.

Visionary director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda) returns with the dazzling Ema, an intoxicating comment on sex, power and chaos in modern-day Chile. Driven by an electrifying original score by Nicolas Jaar, it’s a whirlwind of provocative, no-holds-barred anarchy, anchored by searing central performances from Gael Garcí­a Bernal and rising star Mariana Di Girolamo.

‘A hypnotic and beautiful work driven by a killer performance. You’ll remain under Ema’s spell for a long time after the credits have rolled.’ ★★★★ Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies

‘Ema doesn’t always dance to a clear or recognizable beat, but anybody willing to get on its wavelength will be rewarded with one of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films.’ ★★★★ David Ehrlich, IndieWire