Gabriel Ripstein

2014 600 Millas / 600 Miles

​He was born in Mexico City in 1972 and comes from a family of filmmakers. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Media and Entertainment from the Columbia Business School. For the last five years, he has written the screenplay for several feature films, and produced feature projects for both the US and Mexican markets. He was Senior Vice President of Production for Sony Pictures’ International Motion Picture Production Group. During his tenure at Sony, Gabriel oversaw the development and production of over 20 feature films. His debut film as a feature director is 600 Miles, which he co-wrote and produced.

International Competition

600 Miles / Gabriel Ripstein

During a gun deal arranged by a Mexican cartel, a young smuggler named Amulfo kidnaps a detective and leads him to his boss. During the 600-mile drive, the two men will build a relationship of trust that will undermine their certainties. In its first half, the film plumbs the depths of illegal gun trafficking from the US to Mexico, avoiding excessive scenes and observing a naturalistic narrative, while capturing images of an unfamiliar reality. In the second half, the film unfolds like a road movie, maintaining a subtle tension that remains unflagging until the last sequence.

Director:Gabriel Ripstein
Script:Gabriel Ripstein, Issa López
Cinematography:Alain Marcoen
Editing:Gabriel Ripstein, Santiago Pérez Rocha
Sound:Αlejandro de Ιcaza
With:Kristyan Ferrer, Harrison Thomas, Noé Hernández
World Sales:NDM International Sales, France T. +33 6 2610 0765
Production Design:Carlos Jacques
Producer:Michel Franco, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana
Production:Lucía films T. +52 55 5281 0407
Production Country:Mexico
Co-production:Andrea Gamboa
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2014
Best First Film – Berlin IFF 2015, Germany
Best Mexican Film – FICG 2015, Mexico
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 15:45 | ID:114
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:245