BONSÁI: A STORY OF LOVE, BOOKS AND PLANTS

Bonsái centres on twenty something, would be writer Julio, who earns a living working in a bookstore and giving private Latin tuition. When Julio fails to get a job transcribing a manuscript for Gazmuri, a respected Chilean novelist, rather than confess his failure to his lover and neighbour Blanca, he decides write his own book based on an adolescent affair, under the guise of transcribing Gazmuri’s. Based on award winning cult novella by Alejano Zambra, this is a bittersweet tale told by an unreliable narrator. “A tribute to the art of lying.” Cristián Jiménez

Director: 

Cristián Jiménez

Chile 2011 95m