BONSAI

By Cristian JIMENEZ

JIRAFA - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2011

Love, literature and plants.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2011
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • CHILE, FRANCE, ARGENTINA, PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cristian JIMENEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Cristian JIMENEZ, Alejandro ZAMBRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno BETTATI (Jirafa), Nadia TURINCEV (Rouge International), Hernan MUSALUPPI (Rizoma), Pandora DA CUNHA TELLES (Ukbarfilmes)
    • Synopsis
    • In order to impress his lover Blanca, Julio brags about the relationship he has with an old established writer. The truth is that he only inteviewed Julio with a view to typing up a novel on the computer. Whe he ends up not getting the job, Julio decides to forge the manuscripts he saw at the interview, using the same notebooks and ink color. He then transcribes them at Balnca's.
      Since he needs a plot, he uses the love story he had with Emilia 8 years earlier, when bith were literature students in the South. A romance shaped by books, both those they have read and those they have not read but claim to have done. Julio and Emilia progressively blend into a single item. Until a plant he gives her starts tearing them apart.
    • Partners & financing
    • Chile FFA 2010
      Ibermedia 2010
    • Production schedule
    • jan 2010 development
      feb 2011 shooting
      may 2011 delivery
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2011
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