Bonsai

At the end of this film, Emilia dies and Julio remains alone. Actually, Julio had remained alone several years before Emilia’s death. What matters is that at the end, Emilia dies and Julio does not die. Julio lives and Emilia does not live. The rest is fiction. [Synopsis courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival.]

Voice Over

Sofia, 35, lives in Valdivia. She’s beautiful and vegan. She has two kids she loves, but still everything seems to go wrong. In need of peace since her recent separation from her husband, she decides to take a reversed veil of silence: no more cellphone, tv, internet or reading for a year. But peace doesn’t occur. Following her example, her father leaves her mother. Her nasty sister comes back to Chile. Her kids become obsessed by meat. And Sofia discovers a disturbing secret about her dad. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]