First-time feature filmmaker Anwar Safa creates a film with a big heart and an utterly adorable, precocious eight-year-old lead, Martín Castro, who shines in the titular role of Jeremy.
Against the sun-drenched warmth of Sonora in Mexico, we get to meet Jeremy, who is a quirky and strange kid defined by his boundless curiosity. Though born to a family with not a lot of cash at their disposal, it becomes apparent that Jeremy is an extremely gifted child, which opens doors to him that were previously well out of reach.
Should he become a rockstar, chess champion or mathematician? Amid the jokes, colour and Wes Anderson-style framing, Jeremy’s newfound genius starts to weigh on him, especially the expectation of his family who see opportunities to use Jeremy’s success for profit.
Full of laughs and boundlessly endearing, this is a film for young and old that demonstrates the importance of being true to yourself no matter what. You can’t help but leave the cinema with a smile on your face.