Spain / 2017 / 88 minutes / DCP / Color
The quirky 80-year-old Julita introduces herself in her son’s eccentric family portrait. She gets what she wanted – lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. Even though her castle is finally lost to the economic crisis, the family never loses their laughter and kindheartedness that mark their domestic squabbles. Basking in Julita’s inexhaustible playfulness and her boundless love for her kin, Salmerón has created a boisterous, hilarious and profoundly affectionate home movie that is allegorical to the contemporary situation in Spain.