Bonsái (2012)

Julio is a struggling young writer who has hit a wall. Unemployed and involved in a half-hearted relationship with his neighbor, things are finally starting to look up when he gets an interview with a renowned author to transcribe his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It flows along placidly, heated only occasionally by a bit of sex or disco dancing.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Bonsai illustrates the unbearable lightness of loneliness in a quiet, delicate manner.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A creative film from Chile about love, books and bonsai.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

A melancholy story of romance and regret with moments of drollery and sweetness along the way.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

This isn't a story of Shakespearean proportions, but it's a sweet peg for this complex, carefully constructed gem.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Cristián Jiménez's film knows how entangled the will to know is with the will to make love.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Scenes of breezy intimacy mix well with deadpan comic moments, and Noguera's face is that rare male visage that seems boyishly opaque but over time suggests deep reserves of melancholy.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In clumsier hands it would be easy to get lost amid the expanding thicket of narrative twists.

Gail Tolley
The List

Attractive cinematography shot in warm colours and neat, often comedic, composition.

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Walter M.
In "Bonsai," a group of university students spend the night together at a friend's house where they all pair off. That leaves Julio(Diego… More