Memories of Underdevelopment

(Memorias del subdesarrollo)
(Inconsolable Memories), (Historias del subdesarrollo)

Digital Restoration


Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Beatriz Ponchova,

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes’s autobiographical Inconsolable MemoriesMemories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from postrevolutionary Cuba to be released in the United States, to high acclaim. Peter Schjeldahl in the New York Times called it “a profound, noble film . . . beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan in style, fascinating in its subtlety and complexity.”

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  • Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Based On
  • Inconsolable Memories by Edmundo Desnoes

  • Ramón Suárez
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 97 mins
  • Janus Films