• 2011
  • Chile / Argentina / Portugal / France
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cristián Jiménez
  • Cast: Gabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio Carrasco
  • Language: Spanish
  • UK release: 30 March 2012

Julio (Noguera), an aspiring writer, pretends to his neighbour Blanca (Gonzales) that his written account of his first love affair is really a transcription of a novel-in-progress by famous writer Gazmuri (Medina). There's much to like about this melancholy Chilean drama, but it feels too familiar to make a lasting impact.

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10 Apr 20123 stars

A likeable drama about past love and missed opportunities

There’s much to like in this gentle drama about young love and missed opportunities but Chilean feature Bonsái feels a little too familiar to make a lasting impact. Julio (Diego Noguera) is an aspiring writer, working in a bookshop by day and…

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