This film competed in
2018 Live Action Shorts Film Festival
Bonsai is a story about Frida, a teenager with a head full of leaves, who is deprived and neglected of the nurturing she should be getting. Frida, who was once a joyful teenager becomes a melancholic individual whom is faced with challenges after losing her mother. Frida faces problems in school, with herself, and at home where she is left behind to live under the parenting of her father whom does not support nor appreciate Frida's passion for music due to the fact that it reminds him of his late wife. We tap into her interior world where in we see Frida in her most comfortable state. We see her use of music and movement to help her find inner piece amidst the negativity in her exterior world. Paired with a melancholic piano piece, she is able to feel her mother's love and touch. In here, Frida's world is much more beautiful.