(At some point in the future, Emilia will die and Julio will be alone.)
Eight years later, Julio is working a series of odd jobs that includes word processing for Gazmuri(Hugo Medina), a noted author. Except he finds that somebody can do the job cheaper. That does not stop Julio from continuing with the job, concocting his own manuscript, while carrying on with his neighbor Blanca(Trinidad Gonzalez), an interpreter.
Armed with a sardonic wit, "Bonsai" is a thoughtful movie about revisiting the past through creative writing, by posing some intriguing questions. Is it ever too late to reclaim what was lost? Or maybe there was no hope in the first place. For Julio, this line of thought arises when he is meeting someone new, as he also remembers his first introduction to the writing of Proust who had his own second thoughts.(Before a showing of the movie of "Time Regained," the speaker asked the audience if we had all read Proust, like in this movie. I hadn't) But with any difficult literature, maybe Julio is not experienced enough to comprehend it well at a time when he was taking a lot for granted. Remember, just because you are smart, does not mean you know everything.
Elementos literarios por miles; direcciÃ³n de arte impecable; humor inteligente, original e inusual para el cine chileno; actuaciones tÃpicas de un film cult y escenas de cierto bizarrismo artÃstico componen esta aplaudible obra de CristiÃ¡n JimÃ (C)nez. Vamos cine chileno! Cada vez mejor!
kino pavasaris 2012, no7