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Fantastic Fest 23' Interview with F. Javier Gutierrez of THE WAIT (LA ESPERA)

Unveiling the Gripping Tale of F. Javier Gutierrez's "The Wait" at Fantastic Fest 23'

Fantastic Fest 23' has left its mark with an array of cinematic treasures, but one film that truly stands out is the western thriller "The Wait" (La Espera) by F. Javier Gutierrez. With its gritty and demoralizing narrative, this film delves into the depths of a father's turmoil, taking audiences on a disturbing journey.

At the heart of "The Wait" is a man who loses everything and finds himself sinking into isolation, pushing him toward madness. Yet, questions arise—could there be supernatural forces at play, conspiring to orchestrate his downfall? The answers to these mysteries and more await in this slow-burning yet captivating thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

We spoke with F. Javier Gutierrez's here:

Eladio, portrayed by the talented Victor Clavijo (known for "Before the Fall"), is hired to oversee the hunting grounds of Don Francisco's rural Spanish estate. Initially content with his role, he faces a fateful decision when Don Carlos, Don Francisco's right-hand man, tempts him with a bribe to expand the estate's hunting stands. Hesitation looms, but Eladio's wife ultimately persuades him to accept the money.

However, Eladio's greed sets in motion a chain of events with dire consequences, dragging his entire family into a downward spiral of tragedy and despair.

"The Wait" marks F. Javier Gutierrez's third feature film and is produced by Gutierrez's Unfiled Productions, alongside Nostromo Pictures ("Buried," "Penny Dreadful") and Spal Films ("Before the Fall"). The film features a stellar cast including Ruth Diaz, Manuel Moron, and Luis Callejo ("Below Zero"). Film Factory is handling international sales, ensuring that this gripping tale reaches audiences around the world.

Stay tuned for our upcoming review as we continue our comprehensive coverage of Fantastic Fest 23', where "The Wait" promises to be a standout offering, both haunting and unforgettable.

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