Gabriel Ripstein

Mexican film producer, director, editor and screenwriter.

Gabriel Ripstein (born 1972) is a Mexican film producer, director, editor and screenwriter. A producer since 1999, Ripstein has been involved in nine feature films (including two directed by his father, Mexican film director Arturo Ripstein). Two of his productions competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival: El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba and Chronic. Ripstein also wrote screenplays for Amor a Primera Visa, Compadres, and Busco novio para mi mujer.

He made his directorial debut in 2015 with 600 Millas, starring British actor Tim Roth and Mexican actor Kristyan Ferrer, for which he received the Best First Feature Film Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The film received good reviews, and was selected to represent Mexico at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. For his work on 600 Millas Ripstein received five nominations for the 58th Ariel Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. He won the Best First Feature Film award.

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