The Castle

El castillo

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere
After serving as a maid for 50 years, Justina (60) received from her lifelong employer a manor in a desolate spot of the Argentinean pampas as an inheritance. The only condition is that she would never sell it. Justina and her daughter Alexia (17) move from the city to this derelict mansion where they need to survive facing the challenges of their new life. Their lack of experience with countryside tasks turns their life into a tragic comedy. While they start selling the few cows they have to pay for the roof repair, they still have to serve the family of the previous owner who keep using the mansion as a weekend retreat, expecting a luxury service. They are running out of cows, Alexia wants to move back to the city and Justina is facing the idea of a life alone in a castle.
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Direction: Martín Benchimol
Script: Martín Benchimol
Cinematography: Nico Miranda, Fernando Lorenzale
Editing: Ana Remón
Sound: Sofía Straface
Production: Gema Films
Producers: Mayra Bottero, Gema Juárez Allen, Clarisa Oliveri
Co-production: SISTER Productions
Co-producers: Heidi Fleisher, Julie Paratian
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Argentina, France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 78'
Contact: Luxbox

Martín Benchimol


2012 La gente del río (co-direction)
2017 The Dread (co-direction)
2023 The Castle