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 shocking incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon the child, Ema embarks on an 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 an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world as she electrifies everyone and everything around her.
Spotlight Section - 2020 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection - 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - 2019 Venice International Film Festival
Critic's Pick “One of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films.”
– Collector’s Booklet with Pablo Larrain interview and new essay by Carlos Aguilar
– Select Scene Audio Commentary by Choreographer José Vidal
– 7.1 DTS-HD MA feature soundtrack
– ‘Real’ Music Video
– Photo Gallery
– Green and Red band Theatrical Trailers
1. Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
2. Mariana Di Girolamo in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
3. Mariana Di Girolamo in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
4. Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
5. Mariana Di Girolamo, Giannina Fruttero, and Paula Luchsinger in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
6. Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal in EMA. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
7. Pablo Larrain, by Luis Poitrot. Courtesy of Music Box Films.