A SECRET IN THE BOX

UN SECRETO EN LA CAJA

By Javier IZQUIERDO

QUECHUA FILMS - as SALES / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Documentary - Completed 2016

A Secret in the Box is a documentary that explores the life and works of Marcelo Chiriboga (1933-1990), internationally known Ecuadorian writer, member of the “boom” generation (Garcia Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes), who remains unknown in his country until today.

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& Awards

Lima Film festival 2016
documentary official selection
Chicago Latino FF 2016
Quito FF 2016
Bolivia Lab 2016
Ecuadorian FF 2016
Casa Cinefest 2016
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Latin American Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Javier IZQUIERDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Soledad SANTELICES (Caleidoscopio cine), Tomás ASTUDILLO (Ostinato Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
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