Private Project

End of spring

A Ronin who faces an evil spirit is mortally wounded and in his agony meets the forest demon from whom he asks for some water.

  • Carlox Cadena
    Dead, The empire of shadows, Influencer, Eternal solitude.
  • Carlox Cadena
    Dead, The empire of shadows, Influencer, eternal solitude.
  • Jesus Herrera Jaimes
    Estoy cansado de despertarme contigo, Alien eyes, etc.
  • Toru Fujimoto
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Fin de primavera
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy, Samurai
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2021
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Carlox Cadena

Carlos Alberto Fajardo Cadena A.K.A. "Carlox Cadena"
Born February 23, 1988.
Graduated as an architect in 2018 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Exchange student at the University of Seville in Seville, Spain from 2016 to 2017.
Winner of a scholarship for training in research methods in 2019 at the University of Seville, in Seville Spain.
I currently run my independent film production and architectural design studio called "badbadbad".

"Dead" (2020), short film nominated at the Flickfair festival 2020 in Los Angeles, California; Trash Film Festival 2020 in Croatia and at the Lift-off global network First time sessions 2020 in the UK.
"The Empire of Shadows" (2020), short film made during the quarantine caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Written scripts:
More than 20 scripts for short films.
"Espiritu", script for a feature film.
"The depth of the ocean", script for a feature film.
"Love by way", script for a feature film.

"Romance is just a word we say" (2019), short film finalist in the 48 hour film project and nominated in the Best of Latin American short film festival 2020. Directed by Jesús Herrera Jaimes.
"Alien eyes" (2020), short finalist in Lift-off global network. Directed by Jesús Herrera Jaimes.
"Línea de fin" (2020), short film selected for the Lift-off global network. Directed by Jesús Herrera Jaimes.

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Director Statement

[ENG) For Haru no kure (End of spring) I was clearly inspired by the aesthetics of Akira Kurosawa's cinema, however, I sought to narrate a simple story that was easy for the viewer to understand; that is why the minimalism of Robert Bresson, as well as the cinema of Yasujiro Ozu, Tsai Ming-liang and the transcendental cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul were also a great influence for my story. In addition to this, the beautiful and simple haikus of Matsuo Bashó nourished the haikus and the poems I wrote for my short film. Beyond making a samurai story with swords, battles and blood, I wanted to talk about the human condition of a man facing death and what more beautiful and simple action could mean a huge dramatic conflict at the moment of our death than the of needing a simple glass of water?

[ESP] Para Haru no kure (Fin de primavera) me inspiré claramente en la estética del cine de Akira Kurosawa, sin embargo, busqué narrar una historia sencilla que fuera fácil de comprender por el espectador; es por ello que el minimalismo de Robert Bresson, así como el cine de Yasujiro Ozu, Tsai Ming-liang y el trascendental cine de Apichatpong Weerasethakul también fueron una gran influencia para mi historia. Aunado a ello, los bellos y sencillos haikus de Matsuo Bashó nutrieron los haikus y los poemas que escribí para mi cortometraje. Más allá de hacer una historia de samurais con espadas, batallas y sangre, quise hablar sobre la condición humana de un hombre enfrentándose a la muerte y ¿qué acción más bella y sencilla podría significar un enorme conflicto dramático en el instante de nuestra muerte que el de necesitar un simple vaso con agua?