Screen can reveal the trailer for Martin Benchimol’s The Castle which will have its world premiere in Berlinale’s Panorama strand.

Using a mixture of documentary-style footage and dramatisation, the film explores the lengths a housekeeper will go to honour her promise to never sell an inherited, derelict mansion deep in the Argentinian Pampas.

The Castle is produced by Gema Juarez Allen and Clarisa Oliveri of Argentina’s Gema Films with Mayra Bottero, in co-production with Heidi Fleisher and Julie Paratian for France’s Sister Productions. Luxbox is handling world sales.

The project went through IDFA 2022’s Forum Pitch and received two awards at last year’s WIP LatAm San Sebastian: the LatAm industry award and EGEDA platinum award for best work in progress.