Audio Film Review: The Spark That Lights Fire! Review of ‘Ema’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review on the new Pablo Larrain film “Ema,” a Chilean Film distributed in the U.S. by Music Box Films of Chicago. In select theaters, including the Music Box Theatre. beginning August 13th, 2021. Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

The director of 2016’s Jaqueline Kennedy bio JACKIE, Pablo Larrain, follows up with “Ema,” featuring Mariana Di Girolamo as the title character, a dancer married to choreographer Gaston (Gael Garcia Bernal), but their marriage is haunted by a failed adoption. Their union begins also to fail, and it affects the pair’s professional dance partnership. In the meantime, Ema bursts out into a new rhythm of life, bringing in old and new relationships into her web, to figure out what is next.

“Ema” is in select theaters (see local listings) beginning on August 13th. Featuring Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Paola Giannini and Giannina Fruttero. Written by Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larrain and Alejandro Moreno. Directed by Pablo Larrain. Rated “R”

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