To say Goodbye

Roberto and Clara are an old married couple. Roberto is struggling with his heart illness which have just entered in its terminal stage. With the company of a nurse, the couple will face Roberto’s last days, being each day harder than the one before. Helped by the nurse, Clara will have to face the most difficult decision of all.

  • Santiago Ruiz Castro
    Director
  • Santiago Ruiz Castro
    Writer
  • Rodrigo Mendoza
    Producer
  • Marco Bouchan
    Producer
  • Elizabeth González
    Key Cast
    "Clara"
  • Víctor Osorio
    Key Cast
    "Roberto"
  • Juan Carlos Solorio
    Key Cast
    "Esteban/Nurse"
  • Aline Parra
    Key Cast
    "Young Clara"
  • Rodrigo Elias Garibay
    Key Cast
    "Young Roberto"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Decir Adiós
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Santiago Ruiz Castro

Santiago Ruiz Castro was born in Queretaro, Mexico on July 11th of the year 2000. Nowadays he is working in Cinematografía UAQ, which takes part in the Univesity of Queretaro. He has worked like 2nd AD, continuist, production designer and soundman in many projects from the University.
"To say goodbye" is his first shortfilm as a writer and director.

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Director Statement

I believe that cinema is the bridge to experience new emotions and to understand the importance of any story. I make films to feel, to understand the world from different perspectives and to share what I discovered with others.