EMA – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s psychological drama Ema revolves around a dancer whose icy, Hitchcock-blonde looks lie lightly over a selfish, troubled interior. Ema, who also teaches expressive movement classes to schoolchildren, and her husband, choreographer Gaston, twelve years her senior, adopted a six-year-old boy Polo and then returned him to the orphanage after the child set a series of fires.

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LA VERÓNICA (MIFF 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Chilean director Leonardo Madel’s La Verónica is a tale of a complex, flawed young woman trying to navigate her way through the jungle of contemporary life with only her own personal strengths and weaknesses to guide her. With an actor of Mariana Di Girólamo’s remarkable talent behind the wheel, it cannot fail to captivate.

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