BONSAI is the story of Julio and Emilia. They are each other's first love and share a youthful, romantic obsession with literature. 8 years later when university life is but a part of his memory, Julio meets with Gazmuri, an established writer who needs someone to type up the manuscript of his latest novel. Despite failing to get the job he gives Bianca, his neighbour and lover, the impression that he is still transcribing Gazmuri's presumed novel, when in fact he is actually writing a novel of his own. In need of a plot, Julia turns to the romance he had 8 years earlier with Emilia when both were studying literature in Valdivia.