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Ema (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, Ema puts a thoroughly distinctive spin on its story of emotional trauma and self-discovery.

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After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and the modern family from director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda).

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...if there is a submerged morality at play, the 102-minute film is much more palpably a sweaty, sexy, neon-bathed scorcher...

August 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Aggressively fierce, Di Girolamo is a showstopper, one step away from burning up the banal, gray world that surrounds her.

August 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Di Girólamo delivers a performance that is, like the combustible fuel inside the tank strapped to her back here and there throughout the film, intense, hot, destructive - and hard to look away from.

August 19, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A darkly sensual fable of motherhood and the modern family..."Ema" isn't so much a character study as it is an exercise in keeping up with an abstruse yet undeniably fascinating figure.

August 16, 2021 | Full Review…

In an age of sanitized mainstream cinema, it's thrilling to watch a film that revels in carnal pleasures.

August 16, 2021 | Full Review…

At its best, Larraín's film captures the expressiveness of Ema's dancing in its narrative, presenting us with a fascinating character study.

August 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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