Monday, December 21, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - Latest US Reviews

"There's dark, there's bleak and then there's Javier Gutierrez' BEFORE THE FALL (Tres Dias), which is so utterly nihilistic, it makes the ending of Frank Darabont's THE MIST look like CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS!"..."Co-writer/Director Javier Gutierrez is clearly someone to watch, after this dark masterpiece."(*****)
(Pat Jankiewicz, Fangoria Magazine)

... gripping... remarkable... BEFORE THE FALL is a perfect candidate for cult status." (Ed Hulse, Video Business)

"A fascinating treat for fans of innovative and unpredictable cinema"..."The apocalypse shines an eerie shade of gold in F. Javier Gutierrez’s haunting, genre-bending take on the downfall of humanity." (Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide)

"Enchanting, beautiful, thought-provoking... Easily the most overwhelming and dazzlingly brilliant movie I've seen in the past years; nothing short of a masterpiece."(*****) (Cult Reviews)

"A startling and surprisingly assured debut feature that has "cult classic" written all over it."
(San Diego News Network)

Monday, October 26, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") wins big at Screamfest (Los Angeles Horror Film Festival)

"The big winner of the night was F. Javier Gutiérrez's Tres Dias (Before The Fall), which took home four* awards, for editing, cinematography, actor Victor Clavijo, and Gutierrez's directing." (Bloody Disgusting)

(*Full list of the 2009 winners in Dread Central)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - Screening at the American Cinematheque (L.A.)

"Before the fall" reinvents existing genres and offers a distinctive brand of science fiction that favors suggestion and speculation over special effects."..."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?" (American Cinematheque)

Friday, June 5 - 7.30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") wins the Silver Melies for the Best European Fantastic Film in the 25th Amsterdam Int'l Fantastic Film Festival

The jury [Martin Koolhoven (director), Clementine van Wijngaarden (VARA Guide) and Hisko Hulsing (animator / cartoonist)] awarded the SILVER MELIES 2009 for the Best European Fantastic Film of the 25th AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL to "Before the fall" ("Tres Dias")

"We awarded a great film. It’s a mix to your heart's content of elements from the horror, apocalyptic and serial killer genre, with drama, romance and even with philosophical impact: Is a man predestined to follow his instincts, even if he knows that any action is futile considering there is a rapidly approaching apocalypse?".

By winning the Silver MELIES, "Before the fall" is automatically nominated for the Golden MELIES 2009 (The European Fantastic Film Fesderation's Award for the Best European Motion Picture of the Year).

Monday, April 13, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") - Latest reviews

"F. Javier Gutiérrez gives us a mostly effects free film that creates an intimate but intense drama about what's important in life even as the world is about to end." (San Diego Latino Film Festival)

"One of the more unexpected films in the festival; a dazzling hybrid of end-of-the-world science fiction, bloody western-style thriller and a family drama. The result is a wholly original thinking-person’s genre film." (Philadelphia International Film Festival)

"Beautifully apocalyptic...full of moments of beauty, which are really very impressive...look forward to amazing photography, and a good exploration of how much we should protect innocence." (

"Bold and original ****." (

"Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez's outstanding genre-bending post-apocalyptic serial killer chiller Before the Fall (aka Tres Días) accomplishes what all great thriller should strive for, which is, of course, to take a concept that works, restructure the entire formula, and deliver an original, nail-biting experience" (The Film Fiend)

"A very humanistic drama, showing man's faith in one another even in the face of hopelessness ****." (

"Like a kick in the head that leaves you seeing those beautiful whirling stars (and then you learn you've got a concussion), Before the Fall is scarily memorable." (

"A beautiful film ...a fascinating movie ****." (

"Before The Fall is a beautifully shot apocalyptic tragedy, an existentialist western and an action thriller all in one." (Brussels Int. Fantastic Film Festival)

"Not content to just end the world or just offer up a psycho thriller, F. Javier Gutierrez combines the most terrifying and thrilling from both and the result is every bit as tense, disturbing and original as one could hope for... Before The Fall is deep, emotionally-charged and captivating ****." (Wildside Cinema)

"Super effective mix of suspense, horror, sci-fi, serial-killer and drama *****." (Precriticas)

"One of the greatest works of the Spanish cinema in recent years. ****" (Cinema Fantastique)

"I highly recommend it".
(Jacqueline Cruz, Forces of Geek)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") Nominated for The 2008 Fotogramas Awards

Eduard Fernandez has been nominated as Best Actor for his role in "3 DIAS" (a.k.a. "Before the fall") in The 2008 Fotogramas Awards
The Fotogramas Awards (Fotogramas de Plata) are the Annual Awards of the prestigious spanish Film Magazine for the Best Actor and Actress of the Year.
2008 Fotogramas Awards / Nominations:
Best Actress of the Year: Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Maribel Verdu ("The blind sunflowers") and Marian Alvarez ("Lo mejor de mi")
Best Actor of the Year: Eduard Fernandez ("3 Dias" / "Before the fall"), Javier Camara ("Fuera de Carta") and Raul Arevalo ("The blind sunflowers")

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") #3 in The 2008 International Watch List

The International Watch List is the unofficial list of the American Film Industry's favorite foreign feature and short films of the Year. The stated aim of the International Watch List is "to highlight new filmmaking talent from abroad to inspire creativity and spread the word about the international favorites of the year". "Before the Fall" is #3 in this year's list.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"3 Dias" ("Before the fall") Nominated for The 2008 Actors Guild of Spain Awards

Victor Clavijo and Eduard Fernandez have been nominated as Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor for their roles in "3 DIAS" (aka "Before the fall") in the 2008 Actors Guild of Spain Awards.