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Bonsái Reviews

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June 18, 2013
It flows along placidly, heated only occasionally by a bit of sex or disco dancing.
July 13, 2012
A melancholy story of romance and regret with moments of drollery and sweetness along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 17, 2012
Bonsai illustrates the unbearable lightness of loneliness in a quiet, delicate manner.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2012
This isn't a story of Shakespearean proportions, but it's a sweet peg for this complex, carefully constructed gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2012
In clumsier hands it would be easy to get lost amid the expanding thicket of narrative twists.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2012
A creative film from Chile about love, books and bonsai.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2012
Cristián Jiménez's film knows how entangled the will to know is with the will to make love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 8, 2012
Bonsái seems like a veritable thicket of illuminating references and correspondences. A kind of poetry sprouts up even in some of the inevitable sad-twee flourishes.
May 8, 2012
It tries to examine the contradictions of recasting a flawed reality through fiction-a significant notion that the film's precious structure and borderline indie-quirkfest vibe often dilute to their own detriment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2012
Attractive cinematography shot in warm colours and neat, often comedic, composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2012
Like a bonsai, Julio is a stunted developer, and this film is a bit of a miniature curio but also pleasantly odd, funny and warm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2012
A rather tiresome film in which headcase collides with bookcase.
March 30, 2012
A laid back, ludic literary romance (of sorts) that sets past against present and story against story.
March 29, 2012
Jiménez's drama is crisply imprinted; another fine recent Chilean effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2012
The quiet understatement of the work bears endless reflection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2012
It's a brave irony that a film besotted with the pages of Proust is built around a character who couldn't be more of a closed book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2012
intriguing because of its Escheresque style of storytelling, but its intellectual appeal fails to reach the heart
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 23, 2012
One of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.
November 4, 2011
Jiménez either doubts his audience's ability to figure things out on their lonesome or his own ability to subtly convey them - maybe both.
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