Bonsai Synopsis
A writer recounts an old romance in the hope of attracting a new love interest.
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Cristián Jiménez's film knows how entangled the will to know is with the will to make love.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
This isn't a story of Shakespearean proportions, but it's a sweet peg for this complex, carefully constructed gem.
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70

Village Voice

Bonsái seems like a veritable thicket of illuminating references and correspondences. A kind of poetry sprouts up even in some of the...
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
There's nothing obscure about young love and loss, and a story, as Mr. Jiménez put it, about "youngsters who have to deal with this sudden...
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70

Variety

By Robert Koehler
By turns gentle, deadpan, droll and sarcastic, Jimenez's film reflects on Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" to track a sweet but doomed...
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60

The Guardian

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Jiménez's drama is crisply imprinted; another fine recent Chilean effort.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Cristián Jiménez's dust-dry dramedy attests to the writer-director's own bibliophilia (the film is literally divided by chapter pages), as...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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Jimenez makes a youthful film about sex, lies and literature that has the awkward charm of first love.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Richard Mowe
It has its moments, although the charmless main character Julio (played by Diego Noguera) begins to get on your nerves, as he seems...
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