A Secret in the Box

A Secret in the Box explores the life of Marcelo Chiriboga, mythical figure of the boom generation, the Latin American literary phenomenon of the sixties. Through interviews, visits to numerous cities, archival footage and the author´s most famous book, “The imaginary Line”, a puzzle is created that blurs the limits between reality and fiction.
Chiriboga ends up being an excuse to explore various aspects related to Ecuadorian identity as a country: its belic past, the indifference towards art and culture, the complexes and conflicts of national history, exile and literature.

This film is part of the Spanish-language film night on Saturday the 18th.