Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:
Memories of Underdevelopment (15)
Dir: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. (1968) Cuba; 97 min. In Spanish, w/English subtitles.
Memories of Underdevelopment is a seminal Latin American film from Cuba. Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea, the story is based on a novel by Edmundo Desnoes.
“Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba, from the Cuban Revolution Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis, the effect of living in an underdeveloped country, and his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna.
Memories of Underdevelopment is a complex character study of alienation during the turmoil of social changes. The film is told in a highly subjective point of view through a fragmented narrative that resembles the way memories function.” (imdb.com)