The Silly Ones and the Stupid Ones


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The Silly Ones and the Stupid Ones.

A group of movie professionals go into a studio to, over a single day, read / test/ count / live the story of The Silly Ones and The Stupid Ones. Sitting around a table and following the directions of the director, the actors show us the evolution of the creating process and how the characters through the trials, indications, lighting or props, that at first were just a story captured on a script becomes a film, in cinema, the great optical illusion, the visual lies that allows us to enjoy the stories we see on the screen. Mario, Paula, Miguel and Lourdes pretend, represent, appear, hide their flaws and shortcomings. So, for everything to change but to be the same in the end.


Born in A Coruña in Galicia in 1973, he studied Philology and Spanish at Santiago de Compostela University and then Film directing at Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràficas in Catalunya. He taught Spanish as a foreign language in Lisbon and published various teaching materials. In 2004 he became director of the gay and lesbian film festival Zinegaok in Bilbao. He has directed several short films between 2001 and 2008, including En el nombre de Díos, La pasión según un ateo, Maricón and Los requisitos de Nati. In 2009 he directed Ander, his first long feature film, telling the love story between two men in the Valley of Arratia (Basque Country). The film was premiered at the Berlinale, in the Panorama section.


  • Title
    The Silly Ones and the Stupid Ones
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    90′, col.

  • Director
    Roberto Castón
  • Screenplay
    Roberto Castón
  • Editing
    Raúl Barreras
  • Photography
    Juanmi Azpiroz

  • Set Design
    Carmen Latorre Lario, Lorena Hernández, Barby Malybu, Iñaki Agirre Sarasua
  • Sound
    Dani Alvarez, María Angulo Villar,
    Graham Thunder, Samuel Márquez, Sergio Vázquez
  • Cast
    Roberto Alamo, Josean Bengoetxea,
    Aitor Beltran, Nausicaa Bonnin,
    Cuca Escribano, Garcia Conde,
    Gregory Brossard, Oihane P. Etxebarria, Erika Olaizola Eizmendi,
    Eli Gelabert, Vicky Peña, Maria Dolores Alonso Morales, Dayana Contreras, Ramon Ibarra, Fidel J. Betancourt Matos, Teresa Lozano, Cristhian Esquivel

  • Producers
    Fernando Diez Varela,
    Pau Guillen
  • Production
    Bit Art New Media

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014 – New Directors Competition
  • Queer Lisboa 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Cine France Toulouse 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Saint Jean de Luz Film Festival 2014
  • Marseille Cine Horizonte 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Pink Screens Brussels 2014
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2014
  • FICMY 2014
  • Filmoteca en La Rioja 2014
  • Fancine Gay Badajoz 2014
  • Torre Pacheco Diversity Film Festival 2014
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2015
  • Punta de l’Este International Film Festival 2015
  • La Pelicula Prague Spanish Film Festival 2015
  • Zinegoak Bilbao 2015
  • Panama International Film Festival 2015
  • Warsaw Spanish Film Festival 2015
  • In & Out Nice 2015
  • Espoo International Film Festival 2015
  • Sicilia Queer Festival 2015
  • FICS Santander 2015
  • Barcelona Basque Film Festival 2015
  • Cinespaña Rome/Milan Film Festival 2015
  • Bari BIG International Gender Film Festival 2015 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2015 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Semana del Cine LGBT Malabo 2016
  • Des Images aux Mots Toulouse 2017

  • Marseille Cine Horizonte 2014 – Jury Grand Prize
  • Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2015 – Jury Special Mention
  • Bari BIG International Gender Film Festival 2015- Best Long Feature Film

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