Filmmakers: Gustavo Salmerón
Runtime: 91 mins
“There’s something a little bit magic about Julita, something of the fairytale” (Variety). Matriarch Julita’s three childhood wishes have been granted: lots of kids, a monkey, and a castle. But after the financial crisis hits Spain the family loses their castle but not their sense of humour and family unity; and through the wealth of hoarded objects she has accumulated over 81 years, a rich family portrait is revealed.
Gustavo Salmerón, actor and director, (Madrid, Spain, 1970) has worked as an actor in over thirty films by internationally renowned directors like Julio Medem, Agustín Villaronga, Manuel Gómez Pereira, J. Luis García Berlanga, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón and Mario Camus, among others.
In 2001 he directed the short film Desaliñada (Salad Days) which won the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya for Best Short Film.
It also won numerous international awards including: Best Short Film at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Short Award (Brest) of Canal+ France.
From 2002-2016 he has been directing the documentary Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle.
Director & Producer: Gustavo Salmerón
Written by: Gustavo Salmerón, Raúl de Torres, Beatriz Montañez
Editing: Raúl de Torres, Dani Urdiales
Camera & Sound: Gustavo Salmerón
Sound editing: Pelayo Gutiérrez
Sound mixing: Alberto Ovejero Deluxe Spain
Main character: Julita Salmerón
Cast: García Cabanes Salmerón Family
Karlovy Vary Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film 2017
Spotlight Award - Cinema Eye Honors 2017
Best Documentary - Goya Awards 2018
Best Documentary - Hamptons International Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary - Platino Awards 2018
Special Jury Mention - Camden International Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary - Fénix Film Awards 2018
Audience Award - Raices Film Festival 2018
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017
Toronto Intenational Film Festival 2017
San Sebastian Film Festival 2017
Hamptons International Film Festival 2017
London Film Festival 2017
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
San Francisco International Film Festival 2018