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Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Sergio, an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to nearby Miami. He is pessimistic about the Revolution’s promise to bring sweeping change to his country, and squanders his days prowling the streets of Havana looking for female companionship. Trouble erupts when Sergio has a fling with the chaste Elena, whose family then accuses him of rape.

Title:

Memories of Underdevelopment

Director(s):

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Year of Release:

1968

Region:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

97 minutes

Rating:

PG

Showtimes:

Tue 22 Sept, 8.00pm, Hyatt Regency Trinidad


About the Director(s):

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1928-1996) was one of Cuba’s foremost filmmakers. He made over a dozen films in his career, including Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), The Last Supper (1976), and the Academy-Award nominated Strawberry and Chocolate (1993).

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