Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Film Series-Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968)

Mon, October 15, 2007 | CAL 100

7:30 PM

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.

Sponsored by: Spanish and Portuguese Department/GSO

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