MDC’S TOWER THEATER MIAMI (THEATER 2)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

MDC’S TOWER THEATER MIAMI (THEATER 1)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
500 71st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141

LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY
AND A CASTLE

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Gustavo Salmerón

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 91min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

Drawing upon material compiled over many years, prolific Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón’s feature directorial debut is a winsome, freewheeling family portrait. The fundamental dynamics of the Salmerón clan will resonate, while their eccentricities — most especially those of its larger-than-life matriarch Julita — will astonish and delight.

As a newlywed, Julita made three wishes: she wanted lots of kids, a monkey, and a castle. Julita got them all. The six children arrived in quick succession, the monkey was acquired from an advertisement, and the castle was purchased with a windfall inheritance. That castle, over time, comes to house an unruly labyrinth of bizarre bric-a-brac. Despite her children’s pleas, Julita refuses to part with any of it — until dwindling finances force the Salmeróns to move to a more modest abode.

Basking in Julita’s inexhaustible playfulness, Salmerón has created a boisterous, hilarious, profoundly affectionate film that penetrates the core of what it means to hold on to a sense of wonder.


2018 GOYA AWARD WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY


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Saturday March 10th @ 3:45pm O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH Add to Schedule

Wednesday March 14th @ 7:30pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER MIAMI (THEATER 2) Add to Schedule

Sunday March 18th @ 1:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER MIAMI (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Gustavo Salmerón
Producer: Gustavo Salmerón
Screenwriter: Gustavo Salmerón, Raúl de Torres, Beatriz Montañez
Production Company: Suenos Despiertos

Music: Mastretta
Cinematographer: Gustavo Salmerón
Editor: Raúl de Torres, Dani Urdiales

Subjects: García Cabanes Salmerón Family

Gustavo Salmerón

Gustavo Salmerón was born in Madrid. He is an actor and director whose short film Salad Days (01) received a Goya Award from the Spanish Film Academy. Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (17) is his feature documentary debut.

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