‘Dazzling’ Time Out
‘A landmark…an absolutely tremendous film…a must-see’ The Guardian
‘A fascinating achievement’ New York Times
Hailed as one of – if not the most – sophisticated films ever to come out of Cuba, Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias Del Subdesarollo) is visionary Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s tour de force. Now, stunningly restored version on UK Blu-ray for the first time.
Listed at number fifty-four on Derek Malcolm’s 100 Greatest Movies, this cinematic masterpiece has been fully restored using the original camera and sound negative by Cineteca di Bologna with a vintage duplicate provided by the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos. This international initiative to save the film from decay was funded by The George Lucas Family Foundation and the Martin Scorsese-chaired World Cinema Project, founded to provide a resource for those countries lacking archival and technical facilities.
Cast & Crew: Sergio Corrieri / Daisy Granados / Eslinda Nunez / Beatriz Ponchora / Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Awards: Karlovy Vary International Festival (1970), Won, Don Quijote Award / Karlovy Vary International Festival (1970), Won, FIPRESCI Prize / National Society of Film Critics Awards (1974), Won
Technical: 1968 / 93 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / 1.66 : 1, Black & White / DVD: PAL Multi Region / Blu-ray: All regions / Licensed from Contemporary Films / Produced by ICAIC