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Ema (2019)

Drama, Music, Romance

Director: Pablo Larraín
Writers: Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Alejandro Moreno
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Mariana Di Girólamo, Santiago Cabrera, Paola Giannini

Brought to you by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín (No, El club, Jackie), Ema follows the story of a young dancer in a reggaeton troupe, effortlessly magnetic and dangerously impulsive. Her toxic marriage to older choreographer Gastón is beyond repair, following a rash decision to hand their adopted child Polo back into the hands of the state. Racked with regret, she sets out on a mission to get her son back, not caring who she’ll need to fight, seduce or destroy to make it happen.

Plot summary from IMDb: A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Awards: 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Runtime: 107 min



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