Gabriel Risptein’s Lucia Films thriller starring Tim Roth will fly the flag in the Academy’s foreign-language contest.

600 Miles

600 Miles premiered in Berlin where it earned Ripstein the Best First Feature Award before winning the MEZCAL Award for best Mexican Film in Guadalajara.

Roth plays a US agent who befriends his gun-smuggling captor during a long ride to the Mexican’s cartel bosses. Kristyan Ferrer also stars.

Michel Franco produced with Ripstein and Moisés Zanana.