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  • Title: El deseo más canalla
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:07:42
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 2000
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Valentina Pacheco, Liliana Ruiz, Daysi Sánchez, Randi Krarup, José Rosales, Joselino Suntaxi, Gerson Guerra, Santiago Villacís.
  • Credits: Grupo de Teatro Malayerba, producer ; Arístides Vargas, director, writer ; Randi Krarup, Iván Mora, video.

El deseo más canalla (2000)

A group of writers are in the habit of gathering in a public library to engage in creative writing and to exchange opinions about their musings. Gradually, life and fiction merge into a discourse blending experiences lived and imagined. Themes like love, death and revolution are lived and recreated in a constant game of imagination; the characters defend the library as a space of fantasy against the real world outside. The only reference we have of this outside world is a constant rain of ashes -- we could suspect it being Quito, Ecuador, where volcanic ashes shower the city, but this is only an ambiguous allusion, for this library can exist anywhere and nowhere. This video documents key excerpts from Malayerba's renowned production.