Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo (Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle) is about Julita's childhood wishes, and all three have been granted. When her youngest son realises 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 very picturesque gallery of characters. In fact Julita is about to find the meaning of life. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at Karlovy Vary.
Gustavo Salmerón has a long background as an actor in theatre and cinema. The first short he directed, Desaliñada (2001), won, as well as the Goya for Best Short Film, numerous international awards, such as the Best Short Film Award at the Los Angeles Festival, the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Festival and the Best Short Film Award from Canal+ France, among others. Muchos hijos, un mono y un Castillo (Lots of Children a Monkey and a Castle), his feature directorial debut, received the Best Documentary Award at the Karlovy Vary Festival (2017).