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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Bonsái
Original Title Bonsái
English Title Bonsai
Director Cristián Jiménez
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 95'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad González
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Cristián Jiménez
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Inti Briones
  • Edición / Editing: Soledad Salfate
  • Producción / Producer: Bruno Bettati, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Jirafa, Rouge-International, Rizoma, Ukbar Filmes
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Cristián Jiménez’s second feature swings between reality and fiction, the past and the present, plants and books. Julio meets Gazmuri, a somewhat renowned writer who is looking for an assistant who would type the manuscript of his last novel. He doesn’t get the job, but instead of telling Blanca –his neighbor and lover– he decides to make her believe he did: the fiction Gazmuri supposedly wrote will actually be written by Julio himself. The story? His love affair with a Literature classmate back in Valdivia, eight years before. Crossing through both sides of the story –two women, two cities, two time periods– in a playful yet melancholic swinging with a muted sense of humor and lots of music and literary references (especially Macedonio Fernández, and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, which inevitably brings back the memory of the late Raúl Ruiz) Bonsái is a new proof of contemporary Chilean cinema’s vitality and imagination.


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