Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo is about Julita Salmerón’s childhood wishes, and how all three ended up being granted. When her youngest son realizes that his mother has lost the vertebra of his murdered great-grandmother, kept for three generations, the family launches into an outlandish search among the weird and wonderful objects Julita has hoarded in her more than 80 years, revealing a picturesque gallery of characters.


-Winner of the Best Documentary Award at Karlovy Vary

-Winner Best Documentary Feature—Special Mention Camden International Film Festival 2017

-Winner Spotlight Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2018 (USA)

-Winner CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards 2018 (Spain)

-Winner Best Documentary Goya Awards 2018 (Spain)

-Winner Golden Starfish Award Hamptons International Film Festival 2017

-Winner Best Documentary José María Forqué Awards 2018

-Winner Best Documentary Karlovy International Film Festival 2017

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  • October 7, 2018 (13:00, Edinburgh - Filmhouse)
  • October 9, 2018 (18:05, Edinburgh - Filmhouse)


  • Documentary


  • Gustavo Salmerón

Main Cast

  • Julita Salmerón, Antonio García Cabanes

Release Year

  • 2017


  • Mins: 90'