Ema is a magnetic and impulsive dancer in a reggaeton troupe. Her toxic marriage to choreographer Gastón is beyond repair, following a decision to give up on their adopted child Polo. She sets out on a mission to get him back, not caring who she’ll need to fight, seduce or destroy to make it happen.

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    • Mariana Di GirolamoEma
    • Gael García BernalGastón
    • Santiago CabreraAníbal
    • Paola GianniniRaquel
    • Cristián SuárezPolo
    • Mariana LoyolaSara
    • Catalina SaavedraMarcela
    • Susana HidalgoPaulina
    • Josefina FiebelkornPerla
    • Giannina FrutteroSonia


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      The Playlist

      Larraín’s Ema will grate some. Even so, it’s one of the most ambitious and visually stunning films of the year.
    • 88

      Slant Magazine

      In the film, the literal union of bodies is the only logical means of conveying the reestablishment of emotional bonds.
    • 83


      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.
    • 80

      The Guardian

      While I confess that I found Ema to be a notch down on his best work, it’s still hugely distinctive and daring and may well be a grower.
    • 80


      Larraín’s odd little film dances to the beat of its own drum, that’s for certain. But it does pay off in a wholly satisfying way.
    • 75

      The Film Stage

      Ema is Larraín at his most freeform.
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      What’s novel about Ema is that Pablo Larraín has made a movie that, in its form, is every bit as warped and jagged and jarring and difficult to cuddle up to as its heroine.
    • 60


      There’s so much to enjoy in Ema that it comes as a surprise that there’s so little there.

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