• Directed by Pablo Larrain
  • Starring Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera, Cristian Suarez
  • 2019 | 107mins | Chile | (12)

Screening as part of 'Communal Queer Cinema Season' - Curated by Levi Eddie Aluede

Celebrate LGBTQ+ characters and relationships that have rippling effects on typical family dynamics and settings, affecting the community and society around them, positive or negative. These films feature great allies or villains who represent that society. Often close relations, other LGBTQ+ members or family. These culturally specific films each capture the overwhelming sensuality that cinema can offer.

The Smell of Cut Grass (2022) (Short Film) dir: Levi Eddie Aluede : When Jules, a skilled gardener is invited by a client to stay for dinner, she is introduced to a mismatch of personalities that helps to reinvigorate her sexual identity.

Ema (2019) dir: Pablo Larrain : Pablo Larrain returns to Chile for his follow-up to his Academy award-nominated Jackie (2016) with an unscripted and dynamic representation of a new generation of youth and ideas with Ema. When a young couple, Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael Garcia Bernal) cannot raise their adopted son Polo. After sending him back to the orphanage, Ema’s guilt with the help of her dance group leads her on a masterplan to return her son home using her powerful tools of dance, charisma and sex. - Levi Eddie Aluede (Curator)