festival program / Knight Marimbas Award



Adoptive parents Ema (Variety's 10 Latinxs To Watch 2020's Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael García Bernal) are artistic free spirits in an experimental reggaeton dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their adopted son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of the couple's decision to reverse the adoption, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by Alacran Group, FlixLatino and ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity.

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MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1

SilverSpot Cinema 12

Director Bio

Pablo Larrain is a Chilean director and producer and co-founder of Fabula, Chile's top feature film production company. His films include previous Miami Film Festival selections Fuga (06), Tony Manero (08), No (12) -- also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film -- El Club (15) and Neruda (16). He also directed the acclaimed Jackie (16), starring Natalie Portman.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Pablo Larrain
  • Producer(s)
    Juan de Dios Larraín
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Pablo Larrain, Guillermo Calderon, Alejandro Moreno
  • Composer
    Nicolas Jaar
  • Cast
    Gael Garcia Bernal, Mariana di Girolamo

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    106 min
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