MUBI to release EMA free online this May
James R | On 24, Apr 2020
MUBI will be releasing Pablo Larrain’s EMA online this May – and it’ll be available for free for 24 hours.
Following Larraín’s acclaimed Jackie, Neruda and No, EMA is an exploration of sex, power and chaos in modern-day Chile. Knife-sharp and unapologetically punk, the film is a whirlwind of provocative, no-holds-barred anarchy, anchored by a searing central performance from rising star Mariana Di Girolamo alongside Gael García Bernal.
Accompanied by an electrifying original score by Nicolás Jaar and a reggaeton track list plucked straight from the streets of Valparaíso, the film has been acquired by MUBI for exclusive release. While cinemas are closed for its debut, MUBI will instead be hosting an online premiere on 1st May.
Featuring an appearance from Mariana Di Girolamo, the preview will be hosted on MUBI and will be available to stream for free for 24-hours in over 50 countries including the UK and Ireland. Di Girolamo will introduce the virtual premiere, which will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A, available to stream on 1st May only.
Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI says: “Pablo is renowned for his distinct and visionary work and we can’t wait to make this extraordinary film available to as many people as possible. This is the first time we’ve previewed a film exclusively on MUBI for free and we are honoured to be working with someone as inspiring as Pablo, and show a film as mesmerising as EMA.”
It will then be available to watch on MUBI from 2nd May, as part of the streaming service’s usual £9.99 monthly subscription.
Here’s the trailer: