Having worked as a housekeeper all her life, Justina inherits from her former employer a mansion in the middle of the Argentinian pampas. Under one condition: she must never leave. In this modern fairytale, Justina and her daughter Alexia will face the challenges of keeping that promise alive.
Martín Benchimol (b. 1985) is an Argentine film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
He has directed two feature documentaries. “El Espanto” (The Dread, 2017), premiered at IDFA where it was awarded the IDFA AWARD for Best Film; and “La gente del río” (The River People, 20212) premiered at DOK Leipzig. In 2022 he premiered the short film “Un corazón más contundente” (A Robust Heart), produced by Sandbox Films (U.S.A.) and PFilm (U.K.), in the IDFA short film competition.
Martín is a graduate from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), where he teaches filmmaking at the Documentary Graduate Program.
EL CASTILLO is Martín’s solo feature film debut.
2012 La gente del río / The River People (63′)
2017 El Espanto / The Dread (67′) – IDFA 2018
2022 Un corazón más contundente / A Robust Heart (12’)
2023 El Castillo / The Castle (78′)