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Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo

Julita got all her childhood wishes – lots of kids, a monkey and a castle – but things take an unexpectedly hilarious turn when the economy tanks

“A film that overflows with affection, warmth and humor”Jessica Kiang, Variety

Eccentric octogenarian Julita Salmerón rules her family from a castle brimming with boxes of strange mementos and questionable memorabilia, including the vertebrae of her murdered grandmother – lost somewhere in the house. But her kingdom comes undone when the Spanish economy collapses and downsizing is inevitable. Her family, along with filmmaker son Gustavo Salmerón, must scramble to find a solution in this charming portrait of an eccentric matriarch.

A recent film festival favourite from Karlovy-Vary to San Francisco, filmmaker and actor Gustavo Salmerón has done a spot of culling himself, crafting an affectionate ode to his Almodovarian-eccentric family from over 400 hours of Super-8 footage.

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  • DIRECTOR: Gustavo Salmerón
  • Duration: 91 mins
  • Country: Spain
  • Language: Spanish with English subtitles
  • Date: 2017
  • Format: DCP, Colour
  • Courtesy: Dogwoof, UK
  • Source: Dogwoof, UK
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

Event starts
Thursday 7 February, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 26 February, 2019
Venue
ACMI
Venue Address
Federation Square, Flinders St
Location

Melbourne,

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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs