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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Apr 252020


The global curated streaming service MUBI has announced it will host a free exclusive preview of EMA in the US on May 1, featuring an appearance from the film’s leading talent Mariana Di Girolamo.

In collaboration with the film’s US distributor Music Box Films, the special preview will be hosted exclusively on MUBI and will be available to stream for free for 24-hours prior to its release in theaters nationwide later this year. Mariana Di Girolamo will introduce the virtual premiere in over 50 countries including the US, and conclude with an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A, which will be available to watch on May 1 only.

EMA will receive a theatrical and home entertainment release in the US from Music Box Films, later this year.

Following Pablo Larraín’s acclaimed JACKIE (2016), NERUDA (2016) and NO (2012), EMA is an intoxicating comment on 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 (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, AMORES PERROS, Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN).

Driven by an electrifying original score by Nicolás Jaar and a reggaeton track list plucked straight from the streets of Valparaíso, Larraín’s latest is thrillingly defiant and palpably fresh.

Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI said: “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 honored to be working with someone as inspiring as Pablo, and show a film as mesmerising as EMA.”

Brian Andreotti of Music Box Films said: “In these unprecedented times, with the cancellation of film festivals nationwide, MUBI’s 24-hour streaming word-of-mouth preview is an innovative way for Music Box Films to increase awareness of EMA and build momentum as we prepare for the film’s theatrical and home entertainment release later this year.

MUBI will be previewing EMA in over 50 countries on May 1, including the UK, Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Korea, India, Sweden, Singapore and more.

The free preview of EMA can be streamed on the web and iOS devices and will be available in the US from 12am PST on May 1. More information on how to watch can be found at mubi.com/ema

MUBI is a curated streaming service. An ever-changing collection of hand-picked films. From new directors to award-winners. From everywhere on earth. Beautiful, interesting, incredible movies — a new one, every single day. Always chosen by us. MUBI is available to watch in 190 countries, and the films we pick are guided by local cultures and cinema. We are the world’s biggest community of film-lovers, with over 9 million members around the globe. You can stream or download all our movies, anytime. On any screen or device, anywhere. And you’ll never see a single ad on MUBI. Ever.

Subscription plans are $10.99 a month or $95.88 for 12 months. MUBI is available on the web, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, as well as on mobile devices including iPad, iPhone and Android. MUBI has offices in London, New York, Kuala Lumpur, and Mumbai.

Music Box Films is a North American distributor of acclaimed international, independent, and documentary features. Recent releases include Kirill Mikhanovsky’s GIVE ME LIBERTY, Francois Ozon’s BY THE GRACE OF GOD, and Levan Akin’s AND THEN WE DANCED. Upcoming releases include Werner Herzog’s documentary NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s THE PERFECT CANDIDATE, Pablo Larrain’s EMA, Justine Triet’s SIBYL, and Brian Welsh’s BEATS. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates the Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premier venue for independent and foreign films. For more information, please visit www.musicboxfilms.com


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