Memories of Underdevelopment

May 2, 20138:30pm

It’s post-revolutionary Cuba, Sergio a middle class intellectual watches his parents and wife leave for Miami. Facing a life of adjustment, he disdainfully observes and reflects on change. His attraction to two women distract him. Skilful direction, performances and use of documentary footage earn this film top critical regard.

Widely acclaimed as one of the best films of its nation and of its era in terms of bringing together art and politics. Many American critics were “suitably impressed by the film as a stylistic tour de force as well as a subtle and complex portrait of an uncommitted intellectual from a bourgeois background swept up in a vortex of revolutionary change and the threat of nuclear extinction at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” (Cinéaste).

‘One of Cuba’s finest films, unimpeachable quality.’ LA Times.


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Film Information
Release year: 1968
Running time:   97 mins
Directed by: Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Cuba
Classification:
Genre: Drama
Starring: Sergio Corrieri,
Daisy Granados

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