Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín and Fabula Productions have released a new poster and trailer for the feature film “Ema,” ahead of its world premiere at the Sala Darsena at the 76th Venice Film Festival Friday. The film stars Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal (“Coco”), Paola Giannini and Santiago Cabrera.
Adoptive parents Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael García Bernal) are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon the child, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life.
Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of a lady on fire, the story of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life under restriction featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world, as she electrifies everyone and everything around her.
Larraín’s past work includes “Post Mortem,” the Golden Globe nominated “Neruda” and the biographical drama “Jackie,” nominated for three Oscars for original score, costume design and for Natalie Portman’s lead performance.
“Ema,” produced by Fabula, premieres at the 76th Venice Film Festival Friday. A press conference with the director and cast will be held ahead of its first public premiere Saturday, August 31 at 1:00PM – Press Conference Room of the Palazzo del Casinò, 3rd Fl. It will also be screening at Toronto International Film Festival starting September 8. Check out the official poster and trailer below.