THE CASTLE

Synopsis

After working as a house cleaning lady all her life, Justina (60) inherits from her former employer a huge mansion in the middle of the Argentine countryside. Her only condition is that she never sell it.

As the house collapses and the farm animals are sold, Alexia, her daughter, prepares to return to the city. Justina, for now, plans to stay at the castle, clinging to her legacy.

Martín Benchimol
Director

Martín Benchimol is a director, born in Argentina in 1985. He studied Image and sound design at the University of Buenos Aires, where he has taught in the Screenwriting department. His film “La gente del río” (2012) was premiered at DOK Leipzig and “El Espanto” (2017) was awarded the IDFA AWARD for the best mid-length film; Silver Horn for the best mid length at Krakow Film Festival, awarded by the jury at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, among others. Martín collaborates with the Guadalajara International Film Festival in the DocuLab training space, as well as in private consultancies for projects under development.

THE CASTLE

DIRECTED BY Martín Benchimol
PRODUCED BY Gema Films - Mayra Bottero