Berkeley’s Giant Bonsai Trees

by Ben Valentine on October 26, 2012

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BERKELEY, California — Berkeley’s unusually large population of giant Bonsai-like trees has caught my attention since moving from Brooklyn. Why are they here and what do they mean?

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A Story of Love, Plants and Death

by Juan Vidal on June 11, 2012

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Based on Alejandro Zambra’s masterful novella, the film Bonsái is a story of love, plants, death and the literature that seamlessly links them all. Bonsái premiered at Cannes to favorable reviews and took the top prize at the Miami Film Festival earlier this year. Directed by the Chilean Cristián Jiménez (Illusiones Opticas), it is an exercise in minimalism and nuance.

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