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Director
Cristián Jiménez

Filmography
2003 Hong Kong (short)
2004 El tesoro de los caracoles (short)
2006 XX (short)
2009 Tiempo libre (short)
2009 Ilusiones ópticas
2011 Bonsái

Biography
Hewas born in Valdivia, Chile, in 1975. Before becoming a filmmaker, he wrote short stories and studied Sociology in Santiago, Heidelberg and London. As a child he dreamed of becoming a stand-up comedian. Bonsái is his second feature film. It was selected for the Cinéfondation Residence 2010 and screened at the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Main program

Bonsái / Cristián Jiménez

Julio meets with Gazmuri, an established writer who needs someone to type up the manuscript of his latest novel. He ends up not getting the job. Instead of confessing this to Blanca – his neighbor and lover – he decides to make believe he is still transcribing Gazmuri’s presumed novel, which he is actually writing himself. In need of a plot, Julio turns to the romance he had eight years earlier with Emilia, when both were studying literature in Valdivia.


Director:Cristián Jiménez
Script:Cristián Jiménez, based on the novel by Alejandro Zambra
Cinematography:Inti Briones
Editing:Soledad Salfate
Sound:Manuel Robles
Music:Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henríquez
Art Direction:Jorge Zambrano
Costumes:Mary Ann Smith
With:Diego Noguera (Julio), Natalia Galgani (Emilia), Gabriela Arancibia (Barbara), Trinidad González (Blanca), Hugo Medina (Gazmuri)
World Sales:Rezo, France Sebastien Chesneau T. +33 6 2171 3911 sebastien.chesneau@rezofilms.com www.rezofilms.com
Producer:Bruno Bettati, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Production:Jirafa, Chile www.jirafa.cl & Rouge-International, France www.rouge-international.com
Production Country:Chile-France-Argentina-Portugal
Co-production:Rizoma (Argentina) & Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)
Format:HDCam Color
Duration:95'
Production Year:2011
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, November 11, 2011 - 22:15 | ID:756
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 15:00 | ID:953
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