Before the fall
SynopsisWhat would you do if the world were to end in 72 hours? A giant meteorite is about to collide with the Earth. The planet is gripped by despair and chaos. The inhabitants of the little town of Laguna listen to the news in terror. Ale, a frustrated young man who lives with his mother and works at doing odd jobs, decides to spend his last days shut away, getting drunk and listening to his favourite music.
But his plans change when he is forced to help his mother, Rosa, to protect his brother Tomás’ four children when Lucio, an ambiguous, disturbing stranger appears.
Awards and festivals
- Selection at the Panorama Special Stockholm International Film Festival 2008
- Los Angeles International Film Festival 2008.
- Awards for Best Picture, Best Novel Scriptwriter, Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actress at the Spanish Malaga Film Festival 2008.
- Special Jury Award at the Fantastic Film Festival Tel Aviv ‘ICON FESTIVAL’ 2008.
- Audience Award and Jury’s Special Mention at the Nantes International Science-Fiction Festival (France) 2008.
- Award for Best Feature Film at the Trieste International Science-Fiction Film Festival (Italy) 2008.
- Third in the “2008 International Watch List” ranking of Hollywood.
- Berlinale, European Film Awards 2008.
- Goya Award for Best Sound 2009.
- Nominated for the Prize of the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festival “Golden Méliès 2009”.
- Award “Silver Méliès” for Best European Film of the XXV International Fantastic Film Festival Amsterdam 2009.
- Awards for Best Actor and Best Director in addition to Best Picture and Best Editing at the Scream Fest LA 2009.
- Audience Award and Jury’s Special Mention SCI-FI Award sponsored by Sci-fi TV Chanel 2009.