Bonsai

Bonsai

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This romantic drama is based on Alejandro Zambra's award-winning novel about a young writer who turns to his first romance for creative inspiration. Screened in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section in 2011, the second feature from Chilean director Cristián Jiménez draws upon Proust's Remembrance of Things Past in its delicate, witty and poignant exploration of the relationship between life and fiction, and the search for authenticity.

Julio, an aspiring but unproductive young writer, meets with Gazmuri, an established author seeking someone to type up the manuscript of his latest novel. Julio doesn't get the job, but in an attempt to save face he leads his neighbour and lover, Blanca, to believe that he is still transcribing Gazmuri's novel. In fact, Julio is writing his own version of the novel, entitled 'Bonsai'. In need of a plot, he recalls his relationship with Emilia, a bright fellow literature student who died eight years earlier; and as his memories of their youthful romance are shaped and refined, the writing of the novel unlocks a sequence of flashbacks in which reality and fiction, past and present intertwine...

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Interview with Cristián Jiménez
[] Trailer

 

This film is available for non-theatrical bookings. If you run a film society and you wish to organise a screening of this film, please contact info@bffs.org.uk, who will be happy to discuss this with you further. 


Bonsai
Reference
7953692
Barcode
5027626369248
Classification
15
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.85:1 / 2.35:1 / Colour
Sound
5.1 / Spanish
Subtitles
English
Region
2 / PAL
Time
92 mins approx