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LASFF Screening of A Secret in the Box at the Māoriland Hub
September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
A Secret in the Box is a documentary exploring the life of Ecuadorian writer Marcelo Chiriboga, a mythical figure of the 1960s literary phenomenon, the Latin American Boom. Through a series of interviews, visits to different cities, archive material and the author’s most important book, The Imaginary Line, puzzles are weaved, erasing the limits between reality and fiction.
The figure of Chiriboga ends up being a pretext to explore, with humour and irony, various subjects related to national identity: past wars, the indifference towards local literature, and the conflicts/complexities of national ideology, exile and literature.
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Length: 70 min
Director: Javier Izquierdo
Cast: Alfredo Espinosa, Michael Thomas, Angel Gavilanez, Yolanda Acosta, Antonio Ordoñez, José Ignacio
Also Known As: Un secreto en la caja
Rating: Exempt from Classification
This screening is part of the Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) which will be held at the Māoriland Hub from September 7th-16th.
The festival is a celebration of contemporary cinema from 11 nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay.
The selection includes feature films and documentaries giving the audience a chance to immerse themselves in the languages and social aspects of Latin American and Spanish cultures.
It’s the first time the LASFF has been hosted on the Kapiti Coast as it tours New Zealand.
- Latin America & Spain Film Festival
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