Cast: García Cabanes Salmerón family
2017 / Spain / 90 mins
Spanish, English subt.
Julita is a Spanish matriarch whose three childhood wishes have been granted: lots of children, a monkey, and a castle. At the end of her life, one of her children needs to find the vertebra of his murdered great-grandmother, lost among the exorbitant amount of paraphernalia his mother has hoarded throughout her life, revealing her unique family history. This unusual old lady is about to discover the meaning of life. A charming and rich portrait of eccentric matriarch Julita Salmerón and her family with hilarious and unexpected turns, we discover just how Julita had her three childhood wishes granted: lots of kids, a monkey, and a castle.
· Toronto International Film Festival
· San Sebastian International Film Festival
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with protagonist Julita Salmerón.
Co-presented with IDFA.