Julio, a struggling young writer, lands an interview with a famous author to transcribe his latest book. When he doesn't get the job, instead of admitting it to his girlfriend, Julio pretends to transcribe the new work by writing it himself. Searching for inspiration and a plot, he revisits a romance from his college days. As Julio's novel progresses, so does his fondness for the past and the love he let slip away. Based on an internationally acclaimed novella, BONSAI is a subtly comic and affecting examination of the lies we tell ourselves in order to get by.