El Jeremías

El Jeremías is a 2015 Mexican comedy film, directed by Anwar Safa. The film stars Martín Castro as Jeremías, a bright child, who after learning he's a genius, struggles to succeed because of his family's poverty and ignorance.

El Jeremías
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Film poster
Directed byAnwar Safa
Produced by
  • Tita Lombardo
  • Mónica Lozano
  • Alejandro Safa
  • Anwar Safa
Screenplay byAna Sofía Clerici
  • Martín Castro
  • Karem Momo
Music byCamilo Froideval
CinematographyMarc Beliver
Edited byFrancisco Rivera
  • Terregal
  • Alebrije
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing International
Release date
  • 8 March 2015 (2015-03-08) (Guadalajara International Film Festival)
  • 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28) (Mexico)
Running time
95 minutes

The film premiered at the 30th Guadalajara International Film Festival.[1] The film also received nine nominations at the 58th Ariel Awards including Best Director for Safa and Best Original Screenplay for Ana Sofía Clerici.[2] The film was named on the shortlist for Mexico's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.[3] The film released in the United States on 21 October 2016.


Set in Sonora, Mexico, the film tells the story of Jeremías (Martin Castro) an eight year old who finds out he is a gifted child and initiates a journey of self discovery. When an opportunistic psychologist makes contact with Jeremías, a new world of experiences open up to him but at the expense of being away from the family he loves. Jeremías must choose between this exciting but lonely new world he finds himself in or returning home to his loving family.


  • Martín Castro as Jeremías Gómez
  • Karem Momo as Margarita Sánchez
  • Paulo Galindo as Onésimo
  • Isela Vega as Herminia
  • Marcela Sotomayor as Audelia
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho as Dr. Federico Forni
  • Eduardo MacGregor as Don Gelipe
  • Jesús Ochoa as Don Enrique
  • Gabriela Roel as Dra. Soto
  • Juan Manuel Bernal as Ricardo Lecanda
  • Gerardo Diego as Raúl
  • Álvaro Peralta as Tomás
  • Irvin Gonzalez as Primo 2
  • Marcos Flores as Chamuco
  • Luna Audrey Martínez Castillo as Little Jeremías

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Nominee Result
58th Ariel Awards[2] Best Director Anwar Safa Nominated
Best First Feature Film Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Isela Vega Nominated
Breakthrough Male Performance Martín Castro Won
Breakthrough Female Performance Karem Momo Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Ana Sofía Clerici Nominated
Best Art Direction Bárbara Enríquez Nominated
Best Makeup Nayeli Mora Nominated
Best Visual Effects Raúl Prado, Edgar Piña and Juan Carlos Lepe Nominated


  1. ^ Hopewell, John (6 March 2015). "Guadalajara Film Festival Celebrates Booming Latin Cinema". Variety. Retrieved 21 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Magaña, Arturo (13 April 2016). "Nominados al Ariel 2016". Cine Premiere (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Pacheco, Arturo. "Goya y Oscar - AMACC". Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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