Saturday, November 22, 2008

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - Screening in the Lincoln Center (New York)

"First-time director F. Javier Gutierrez masterfully creates the atmosphere of a world literally waiting for its own destruction; facing the inevitable end, what should you still care about? Before the Fall is another fine example of the new breed of intelligently made, provocative genre films found in recent Spanish cinema."
(Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - Audience Award and Jury's Special Mention in the Nantes International Science-Fiction Festival (France)

Part of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival is now the most important SF cultural event in Europe and one of the biggest SF writers’ conventions in the world.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - US premiere in AFI Fest 2008 - Los Angeles International Film Festival

"One of the most original genre films in years, a quadruple winner at the Málaga film fest. Shocking and brilliantly executed, F. Javier Gutiérrez's first feature will leave you shaken." (
Lane Kneedler, AFI Fest)

"GO!"..."Initially a meditative drama, the movie turns into an all-out horror flick by the end — a tonal shift that requires as deft a hand as, say, Guillermo del Toro’s, which writer-director F. Javier Gutierrez thankfully seems to have. Just be warned: It’s neither for the squeamish nor the impatient." (Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. WEEKLY)

"This is a film of ideas, a film that depends on the simple virtues of good storytelling for its considerable impact." (Drew McWeeny,

"A spooky thriller of chilling proportions... Gutierrez's feature film debut is a superbly-shot and honestly dramatic film." (Farley Elliot, )