Memories of underdevelopment

Memories of underdevelopment

Original title: Memorias del subdesarrollo
Production: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Country: Cuba
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Script: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Photography: Ramón F. Suárez
Music: Leo Brouwer
Cast: Sergio Corrieri; Daisy Granados; Eslinda Nuñez; Beatriz Ponchora; Gilda Hernández; René de la Cruz; Omar Valdés
Year: 1968
Duration: 104
Genre: Drama
Color: BW
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English


Sergio is a burgeois who decides to remain in Cuba after his relatives have left the country following the revolutionary takeover. He begins to write his memoirs searching for a meaning to his life. The Revolution becomes a challenge to him: he tries to understand it within the system of values he was brought up with.

Based on the novel by Edmundo Desnoes.


Winner of 2 Awards, at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1970: Don Quijote Award, and, FIPRESCI Prize

Winner of a Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award, at National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1974

Nominated to a NSFC Award, at National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1974: Best actor (Sergio Corrieri)

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