Screening of the Chilean film Bonsái, November 4 & 5 at the AFI Film Festival presented by Audi
Directed by Cristián Jiménez
Synopsis: In attempt to impress Emilia, Julio lies about reading Proust. Suddenly, the two are plunged into a love affair set among university classrooms, study groups, and punk rock concerts. Eight years later, working as freelance editor and struggling to become a writer, Julio offers to transcribe the handwritten manuscripts of Chilean novelist Gazmuri. Because his fee is too high, Gazmuri does not hire him. But Julio proceeds to write his own version of Gazmuri’s novel anyway, incorporating idealized memories of his college romance with Emilia. Based on Alejandro Zambra’s novel, BONSAI humorously intercuts between past and present as Julio confronts his frustrating adulthood by revisiting and rewriting his memories. Contributing to the current explosion of contemporary Chilean cinema, Cristian Jimenez’s nostalgic tale of love and literature is a striking tribute to lies, fiction and all things artificial.
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Friday, November 4,10:00 PM, Mann Chinese
Saturday, November 5, 9:30 PM, Egyptian Theatre
Cost: Free tickets available online or in person through the AFI; festival passes available for purchase
Starting October 27th tickets for this and all films from AFI FEST presented by Audi are FREE and available online ( www.afi.com/afifest/tickets.aspx ) and at the Box Office located at Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste. 219
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