Cuban Cinema: Memorias del Subdesarrollo

The University of Texas at Austin Spanish and Portuguese Department Film Series Presents:
Cuban cinema
Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968)
by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Monday October 15 2007
7:30pm in CAL 100

Sponsored by the GSO
A few years after the Cuban Revolution, the film critic and Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea produced one of the best films of Latin American history: “Memorias del Subdesarrollo” (Memories of Underdevelopment). Based on the novel of Edmundo Desnoes, this 1968 production depicts the life of a Cuban intellectual that decided to stay in Cuba after 1961. The plot unfolds around this central figure, exemplifying the new poetics of the ICAIC (“Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos”), and therefore setting new standards for cuban film makers.


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