EMA

Thursday July 23rd 2020, 7:00 pm

Virtual Screening Event

Runtime: 102 minutes

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Pablo Larrain

Country: Chile, 2019

Category: GLOW Screening Series

Genre: Action, Drama, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Musical, Romance, Suspense

Pablo Larraín returns to present-day Chile for an incendiary portrait of a young woman in rebellion. Set in Valparaíso, the film concerns married couple Ema, a platinum-blonde fiery reggaeton dancer, and choreographer Gastón (Gael García Bernal), who have abandoned their adopted 7-year-old son. In order to overcome the guilt, pansexual Ema seeks love affairs (with men and women), but will they help her make amends? A portrait of a modern family and a tenacious exploration of art, desire, and personal liberation, Ema is a sexy, stylized character study that moves with the intensity of a heart-pounding dance film set to an absorbing electronic score.