Holy Emy
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  • Ingmar Bergman Competition
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Holy Emy

  • Araceli Lemos
  • 115 min
  • Greece, France, United States
  • 2021
  • Fiction
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Religious mysticism, female exile, vulnerability, and unwavering sisterhood are portrayed in a debut filled with deadly seriousness and intimate elements of kitsch.

Since their mother was forced to return to the home country, the sisters Emy and Teresa live alone in Athen’s harbour city, Pireaus, where Filipino migrants have a tightly knit and controlling community. Like her mother, Emy has healing powers. But she has a hard time handling the powerful supernatural forces, within the framework for what their strict Christian congregation allows and the exploitative work that their mother’s former employer wants her to do. That Teresa seeks intimacy and freedom in a Greek man, who seems to be torn between severe fetishism and at least an attempt at genuine feelings, does not calm Emy’s turbulent heart.

- Katarina Hedrén

Language
Tagalog, Greek, English
Subtitles
English
Original title
Agia Emi
  • Drama
  • Magi
  • Identitet
  • Familj

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Director
Araceli Lemos
Screenplay
Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso
Cinematographer
Ki Jin Kim
Editors
Raphaëlle Martin-Hölger , Araceli Lemos
Music
Oiseaux-Tempête
Cast
Abigael Loma , Angeli Bayani , Hasmine Kilip , Irene Igglesi , Ku Aquino , Michalis Syriopoulos
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