• 2011
  • Chile
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Cristián Jiménez
  • Cast: Diego Noguera, Nathalia Galgani, Gabriela Aranciba
  • Language: Spanish

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Chilean director Cristián Jiménez caught the world's attention with his quirky debut feature Optical Illusions (2009). Bonsái is even better as it juggles love and longing in a hip, funny, slacker romance inspired by Marcel Proust. Julio is obsessed by literature. He is also desperate to impress fellow student Emilia. We are told that they are not destined to be together which does nothing to spoil the pleasure of a film that tiptoes back and forward in time. Eight years later, Julio is intent on becoming a writer and takes his inspiration from his student days' passion for Emilia. The remembrance of romance past is handled with humour and charm in this adaptation of the Alejandro Zambra novella. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: It's a Wonderful World.

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