Bonsai (en)

Bonsai
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Chosen in: 

International title: 

Bonsai

Original version: 

Espagnol

Director: 

Cristián Jiménez

Country: 

  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Portugal

Year: 

2011

Length: 

90 min.

Scriptwriter: 

Cristián Jiménez

Editor: 

Soledad Ssalfate

Compositeur: 

Pánico

Director of photography: 

Inti Briones

Actors: 

Diego Noguera (Julio), Nathalia Galgani (Emilia), Gabriela Arancibia (Bárbara), Trinidad González (Blanca)

Production: 

Brief synopsis of the project: 

Julio is studying literature in Valdivia and he falls in love with Emilia. Years later, he meets a writer who needs someone to transcribe a novel. A secretary who charge less than him get the job, but Julio doesn't give it up and decides to produce a manuscript that seems identical to the one he saw during his job interview. Without a plow, he turns to the novel that had linked him to Emilia when he was a student. 

Soutiens: 

Résidence de la Cinéfondation France: grant for the scriptwriting Fondo de fomento audiovisual (Chile): €187.000

Ibermedia: €20.000

Still waiting for an answer: HBF (post), Île-de-France (post), Fonds Sud (post

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Director's biography: 

He was born in Valdivia in 1975. He wrote tales and studies sociology before devoting himself to the cinema. As a child, he wanted to be a humorist. His first feature film, Ilusiones ópticas, participated in Cinema in Construction (2008), was acclaimed by the critics when released in November 2009 and has been distributed in England, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Russia, Hungary and in Puerto Rico.

Filmography: 

Ilusiones ópticas, 2009 (105')

Tiempo libre, 2009 (23')

XX, 2006 (10')

El tesoro de los caracoles, 2004 (15')

Notes de production: 

Production company established in the city of Valdivia in southern Chile. It has produced the movies:  El asesino entre nosotros, El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia, Huacho, Ilusiones ópticas, Manuel de Ribera.

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