Bonsái
Bonsai

Cristián Jiménez

Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal, Drama/Comedy, 2011
95 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


This charming debut celebrates love, literature and botany in the portrayal of a struggling writer, who, in order to keep up a lie that he has told his current lover, finds himself writing a book about his very first experience with love. Nostalgic and moving, Jiménez captures the essence of first love, and the loss of innocence that occurs when it disappears. This film has played all over the world, including in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and at the Toronto International Film Festival; winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film at Havana Film Festival, and both the Grand Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) and the Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award at Miami Film Festival.


Co-presented by Austin Film Society

Austin Premiere


Cristian JimenezCristián Jiménez was born in Valdivia, Chile in 1975. Before becoming a filmmaker, he wrote short stories and studied sociology in Santiago de Chile, Heidelberg and London. His first feature film, Ilusiones ópticas, a deadpan dramatic comedy where different lives intersect during a grey winter in Valdivia, premiered in San Sebastián in 2009. He wrote and directed several short films, among them El Tesoro de los Caracoles and XX, co-wrote the feature films 199 Recetas para ser Feliz and Los Debutantes, and worked as a TV producer in the UK during 3 years.


Producer: Bruno Bettati, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Screenwriter: Cristián Jiménez
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editor: Soledad Salfate
Sound Design: Manuel Robles
Music: Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henríquez
Cast: Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad González, Hugo Medina

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Bonsai

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Screening followed by Skype Q&A with director Cristián Jiménez

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