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Walking Shadow

A nightmarish neon soaked free adaptation of William Shakespeare's early-17th-century play The Tragedy of Macbeth.

The tarot cards tell Queen that her boyfriend is meant to great deeds, and now he will not hesitate to bath the town in blood to fulfill his destiny. But a dark premonition floats in the air. Maybe the cards were not totally clear on the meaning of their prediction.

  • Alejandro Cabrera
  • Alejandro Cabrera
  • William Shakespeare
  • Alejandro Cabrera
  • Tato Amador
    Key Cast
  • Sara Barba
    Key Cast
  • Víctor Sánchez
    Director of Photography
  • Martín J. Martínez
  • José Manuel Rocha
  • Francisco J. Cabrera
    Original Score
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    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2011
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    Mexico City
    March 2, 2011
    North American Premiere
    Feats: International Film Schools Meeting (In Competition Official Selection)
Director Biography - Alejandro Cabrera

Alejandro Cabrera, Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Sevilla, is a Spanish filmmaker based in Mexico where he currently freelances as a reader and script-doctor. He also collaborates with the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (Mexico) where he teaches workshops on Screenwriting and Film Grammar.

As a filmgoer he loves all film genres, but as a filmmaker he is often drawn to Crime Dramas and Thrillers of every kind. His main influences range from Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott, to the Coen brothers and David Fincher, but he is also very fond of Asian Filmmakers like Wong Kar-wai, Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho and Akira Kurosawa.

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Director Statement

To the date, this is my most personal film and the one closest to my heart. As I was adapting a well-known story, I took the freedom to experiment with style and mood. This also gave me the opportunity to explore themes that were important to me, like ambition and guilt, without using words, focusing on the visuals and the action.