Cantinflas (film)

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Cantinflas poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySebastian del Amo
Produced byVidal Cantu[1][2]
Adolfo K. Franco
Written byEdui Tijerina
Sebastian del Amo
Music byRoque Baños
CinematographyCarlos Hidalgo
Edited byNacho Ruiz Capillas
Kenio Films
Distributed byPantelion Films
Release date
  • August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29) (United States)
  • September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18) (Mexico)
Running time
103 minutes[3]
Box office$17.8 million[4]

Cantinflas is a 2014 Mexican biographical comedy drama film directed by Sebastián del Amo. Based on the life of actor and comedian Cantinflas, the film stars Óscar Jaenada as the title character, Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas, Bárbara Mori, Ana Layevska and Adal Ramones. It premiered on September 18, 2014 in Mexico.[5] In the United States it was released on August 29, 2014.[5][6] It was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[7]

On December 12, 2014, José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, gave a recognition to Producer Vidal Cantu and Director Sebastian del Amo in a special screening of Cantinflas in the Hall of the Americas in Washington, D.C. Ambassadors from the 34 countries members of the OAS were present in the event.[8]


Mike Todd has new ideas that will shake the staid world of Hollywood. Mario Moreno is a Mexican comedian who wants to gain international recognition. By chance they become partners, but they never imagine that their project, Around the World in 80 Days, will become a touchstone of world film history .[9]


Actor(s) Character
Óscar Jaenada Cantinflas
Michael Imperioli Mike Todd
Ilse Salas Valentina Ivanova
Bárbara Mori Elizabeth Taylor
Ana Layevska Miroslava Stern
Luis Gerardo Méndez Estanislao Shilinsky
Joaquín Cosío Indio Fernández
Andrés Montiel Agustín Isunza
Cassandra Ciangherotti Estela Pagola
Eduardo España Alejandro Galindo
Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio María Félix
Adal Ramones Mantequilla
Flor Payán Lupita Tovar
José Sefami Diego Rivera
Otto Sirgo Andrés Soler
Giovanna Zacarías Gloria Marín


Critical response[edit]

Cantinflas received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has a rating of 45%, based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 5.6/10.[10] On Metacritic, the film currently has a rating of 45 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[11]


Ariel Awards[edit]

The Ariel Awards are awarded annually by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences in Mexico. Cantinflas received three awards out of five nominations.[12]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 Óscar Jaenada Best Actor Nominated
Christofer Lagunes Best Art Direction Won
Maripaz Robles Best Makeup Won
Gabriela Fernández Best Costume Design Won
Marco Rodríguez Best Visual Effects Nominated
Other awards[edit]
Year Award Category Nominated Result
2014 Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival [13]
Best Costume Design Gabriela Fernandez
Kenio Films
Huelva Hispanic American Film Festival [14]
Best actor Óscar Jaenada Won[14]
Audience Award Cantinflas Won[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mexican Government CONACULTA Official Record" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  2. ^ "Cantinflas Facht Sheet" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  3. ^ "CANTINFLAS - Lionsgate Publicity". Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  4. ^ "Cantinflas (2014) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  5. ^ a b "Cantinflas Release Info" (in Spanish). IMDb. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  6. ^ ""Cantinflas": película del actor se estrenará el 29 de agosto" (in Spanish). El popular Perú. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Oscars: Mexico Selects 'Cantinflas' for Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Reconoce OEA a Cantinflas" (in Spanish). Reforma Newspaper. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "No te pierdas el nuevo trailer de 'Cantinflas' (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). Varietylatino. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "Cantinflas". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Cantinflas Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lista completa de nominaciones a los premios Ariel 2015" (in Spanish). Morelia International Film Festival. April 13, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Awards of Cantinflas 2" (in Spanish). IMDb. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  14. ^ a b c "'Zanahoria', de Enrique Buchichio, se alza en Huelva con el Colón de Oro" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.

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