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Mexico Selects ‘600 Miles’ as Oscar Entry

The Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences has selected “600 Miles” (“600 Millas”) as Mexico’s entry in the best foreign language film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

600 Miles,” directed by Gabriel Ripstein, stars Tim Roth as a U.S. ATF agent who’s kidnapped by a Mexican man smuggling weapons across the U.S./Mexico border.

The film, which is Ripstein’s debut feature, won the best first feature award at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Mexican films have been nominated eight times, but have never won the category. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful” was the last Mexican film to receive an Oscar nomination.

The deadline to submit entries for foreign language film is Oct. 1. The nominations will be announced Jan. 14 and the Oscars will take place Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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