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Ema (2019)

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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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...likely to be among my favorites of the year.

September 25, 2020 | Full Review…

This is, among other things, a vivid musical. So what if the story ultimately stretches credibility? Larrain is not bothered about social realism; his film is more like one of the heroine's balls of flame, hurtling towards our comfort zones.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

You'll remain under Ema's spell for a long time after the credits have rolled.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In the hands of a lesser director, Ema would have seemed merely preposterous. Here the contrivances are intriguing.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Normality consumed by chaos, and no one in sight - good films look relevant in the strangest times.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is anchored by some dynamic dance sequences and a couple of quirky scenes with a flame-thrower. But I couldn't quite shake the feeling, though... that the film was afflicted with a slightly pervy sheen.

October 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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