THE OTHER SIDE OF CINEMA
APRIL 3 - 9, 2014

Memories of Underdevelopment

Production Company: 
Cuban State Film
ICAIC
Productor: 
Miguel Mendoza
Screenplay: 
Edmundo Desnoes
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Photography: 
Ramón F. Suárez
Edition: 
Nelson Rodríguez
Music: 
Leo Brouwer
Cast: 
Sergio Corrieri
Daisy Granados
Eslinda Núñez
Omar Valdés
René de la Cruz

Tomás Gutierrez Alea

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea was born in Havana. He studied law at the University of Havana and cinema at Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. His many directing credits include Stories of the Revolution (60), Memories of Underdevelopment (68), The Last Supper (76), The Survivors (79) and, with Juan Carlos Tabio, Strawberry and Chocolate (93). 

Original title: 
Memorias del subdesarrollo
Director: 
Tomás Gutierrez Alea
Country: 
Cuba
Year: 
1968
Language: 
Spanish
English
Subtitles: 
Español, inglés
Duration: 
104 min

Screenings

Venue Day and Time
Teatro Anita Villalaz April 04 6:45 pm Comprar
Synopsis: 

This moody masterpiece from 1968 is both a character study about a politically ambivalent playboy and an unfinished diagnosis for a nation in transition. It depicts a Cuba where doubts about the country’s future have already sunken in—along with the growing fear that it’s become a pawn in a game of brinkmanship between superpowers. 

(Rating: 14+)