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    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

    Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain | 90 minutes | True Stories

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    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

    Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain | 90 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

    Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain | 90 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

    Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain | 90 minutes | True Stories

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    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

    Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain | 90 minutes | True Stories

Seventy-something Julita, the spirited mother of Spanish actor and first-time filmmaker Gustavo Salmerón, achieved her eccentric dream outlined in this documentary’s title, but now she’s leaving the castle. Her colorfully dysfunctional family comes together for one last hurrah in this poignant, touching and often hysterical love letter to an unforgettable woman.

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January 6, 2018 4:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

All she wanted out of life was to have lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. For 70-something Julita, the spirited mother of Spanish actor and first-time filmmaker Gustavo Salmerón, all those dreams came true, yet there’s always room for just a little bit more. In love with a world that didn’t always return the feeling, Julita’s cluttered, raucous life has been one filled with the adoration of her six children and often exasperated husband, yet a piercing sadness brought on by childhood experiences during the Spanish Civil War has never quite faded. Now spending her autumn years ensconced in a real castle outside Madrid—and obsessed with locating a pair of her beloved grandmother’s vertebrae—Julita discovers that her country’s broken economy is forcing her to give up her castle, bringing her colorfully dysfunctional family together for one last hurrah in this poignant, touching and often hysterical love letter to an unforgettable woman.

Winner: Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary

In competition for the Schlesinger Award and the Cine Latino Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo
Country: Spain
Year: 2017
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: Spanish (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Harrell Award, Best Documentary Feature Special Mention, Camden International Film Festival; Golden Starfish Award, Documentary Feature, Hamptons International FIlm Festival
Director: Gustavo Salmerón
Producers: Gustavo Salmerón
Cinematographers: Gustavo Salmerón
Editor: Raúl De Torres, Dani Urdiales
Music: Mastretta
Screenwriter: Gustavo Salmerón, Raúl De Torres, Beatriz Montañez
Website: https://dogwoofsales.com/lotsofkidsamonkeyandacastle

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