Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival

Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival


The Castle / El Castillo

Martín Benchimol + Q&A

see below for details on Q&A + additional event information

In Argentina’s sparsely-populated La Pampa province, Justina lives with her teenage daughter, Alexia, in an enormous mansion. After decades of service to its previous owners, Justina has inherited the property—but its upkeep is proving difficult to afford..

64 hectares of misty land connects Justina to long-gone spirits. Alexia, meanwhile, lives life in digital HD, fuelled by Formula 4 videos and dreams of a fast-paced career. With parallels to Grey Gardens (1975), El Castillo observes the nuances of a supportive mother-daughter relationship shaped by the class and racial tensions of Argentinian society.


Argentina/France 2023 • 1hr 18m • 12A
Spanish with English Subtitles

This event is produced in collaboration with Cinetopia and with support from the Argentinian Embassy in the UK


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Wed 21 Feb | 7pm

Cameo | Edinburgh
+ Recorded director Q&A

Sun 25 Feb | 4:45pm

GFT | Glasgow 
+ Short Film: I Miss Hugs

+ In-person / Zoom filmmakers Q&A (live)

The screenings will be followed by filmmaker Q&As.

In Edinburgh, this will be a pre-recorded conversation with the director.

In Glasgow, the screening will also feature the short film I Miss Hugs (2021, dir. Ana Songel). After the films, will be have a conversation with both filmmakers: Anna in person, and Martín via Zoom.