6.4/10
214
3 user 14 critic

Ema (2019)

| Drama | 2019 (USA)
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer
A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director:

Pablo Larraín
Reviews
Popularity
1,495 ( 3,300)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Laundromat I (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Sharon Stone
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This particular version of Naples is home to Antonio Barracano, the young, vigorous and tattooed Mayor of Rione Sanità who plays by his own rules; a paternal figure who oversees the licit and illicit activities unfolding within the city.

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Francesco Di Leva, Adriano Pantaleo, Roberto De Francesco
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner
The Truth (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

About a stormy reunion between a daughter and her actress mother, Catherine, against the backdrop of Catherine's latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke
Babyteeth (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Murphy
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Bengt Bergius, Amanda Davies, Tatiana Delaunay
Wasp Network (2019)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Ana de Armas, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Li Gong, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Tennille Read, David Thewlis, Luke Wilson
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On the 25th anniversary of Capaci and via D'Amelio bombings, Franco Maresco wonders what's left of their ideals and struggles in contemporary Sicily, dwelling on its relationship with the Mafia.

Director: Franco Maresco
Stars: Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira, Margherita Mannino
Martin Eden (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

Director: Pietro Marcello
Stars: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Santiago Cabrera
Mariana Di Girolamo ... Ema
Josefina Fiebelkorn Josefina Fiebelkorn
Giannina Fruttero
Gael García Bernal
Paola Giannini Paola Giannini
Antonia Giesen Antonia Giesen
Susana Hidalgo Susana Hidalgo
Paula Hofmann Paula Hofmann
Mariana Loyola
Paula Luchsinger Paula Luchsinger
Eduardo Paxeco
Catalina Saavedra
Edit

Storyline

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Announcement

Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fabula See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flame Thrower
11 September 2019 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

A traffic light burns late at night in Valparaiso. This strange opening scene sets an unusual and colorful tone for the rest of Ema. Gradually it is understood how the light caught fire. Mysterious undercurrents and unusual passions swirl in human hearts. Dialogue, setting, music, dance scenes and characters follow similar rhythms and are typified most by Ema herself. She is a ball of fire. Energetic, devious and unpredictable, she prowls the streets of Valparaiso seeking sparks to reignite her damaged marriage, abandonment of her adopted son, struggling dance career and volatile self.

Sometimes there is no script. This is true in acting as well as life. According to Pablo Larrain at the Toronto international film festival, the actors received plot cues only at the last minute. Fluidity and dynamism were the results. The actors explored a new language. Traditional boundaries were also pushed with sexuality, family, the atmospheric and hypnotic music, dance and more. The film toys with notions of what is feminine and masculine. Mariana di Girolamo (Ema) is perfect for the role. Gael Garcia Bernal (Ema's hubby Gaston) is reunited with Pablo Larrain (nominated for three Oscars for the film Jackie). While I prefer thought and depth to the dialogue, the non-scripted acting achieves some intriguing results. The Valparaiso scenery is as thrilling as Mariana di Girolamo.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed