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A Secret in the Box

A Secret in the Box

A secret in the box is a documentary that invents the life and works of Marcelo Chiriboga (1933-1990), internationally known Ecuadorian writer member of the “boom” generation (Garcia Márquez, Vargas Lllosa, Carlos Fuentes), who remains unknown in his country until today. Through multiple voices and varied archival footage, the film reconstructs the puzzle of Chiriboga´s existence, a mixture of reality and fiction. From his early youth marked by the Ecuador-Perú War and political compromise, up to prolonged exile in East Berlin and the publication of the novel that would grant him worldwide fame and censorship in his own country (“The imaginary line”, 1968), the film explores the complex relationships between history and art, art and life. A secret in the box not only develops the biography of a non-existent writer but also explores forgotten aspects of Ecuadorian history, like it´s military past.

Language
  • Spanish
Runtime
72
Production Year
2016
Film Type
Documentary
Production Countries
  • Ecuador
Casts
Yolanda Acosta, Alfredo Espinoza, Amaia Merino Merino
Production Company
Caleidoscopio Cine, La Futura Imagen, Ostinato Cine
Festivals / Awards
  • la casa cinefest, mejor película nacional, Ecuador

Crew List

Screenwriter
Javier Izquierdo
DOP / Camera
Tomás Astudillo
Editor
Tomás Astudillo
Editor
Javier Izquierdo
Music
Nicolás Fernández
Sound
Nicolás Fernández
Producer
Isabella Parra

Director/s

Javier Izquierdo
Javier Izquierdo
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