Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

Nominee
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner
Best Documentary
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.

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Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

This is the story of Julita, a matriarch whose three childhood wishes have been granted: lots of kids, a monkey and a Spanish castle. When she is 81 years old, her youngest child discovers that his mother lost the vertebra of his murdered great-grandmother among the exorbitant amount of weird objects she has hoarded throughout her life. During the exciting search for the vertebra, a very extraordinary family history is revealed. This unique old lady is about to find the meaning of life.
Genre
Documentary, Comedy, Bio-pic
Runtime
90
Language
Spanish
Director
Gustavo Salmerón
Cast
Julita Salmerón, Antonio García Cabanes
Awards:
Nominee, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Jessica Kiang, Variety

“This is not what people want to see in a film,” asserts Julita to her son, Gustavo Salmerón, who is filming her for what must be the umpteenth time over the course of 14 years. She waggles her finger, “I know what people like, and it’s not … this.” She’s wrong about that though, which is unusual ...

Program

(Runtime: 90min)
Content below is subject to change and may not reflect actual order of appearence.

MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO

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