Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del subdesarrollo) [DVD] (1968)

4.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version
£15.99



Product details

  • Actors: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Beatriz Ponchora, Omar Valdés
  • Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Dolby, Digital Sound, Subtitled
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Mr Bongo Films
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct. 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001F570MK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,894 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

Hailed as one of if not the most sophisticated film ever to come out of Cuba in the early days of Castro s revolution, Memories Of Underdevelopment (Memorias Del Subdesarollo) is visionary Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea s tour de force. Listed at number fifty-four on Derek Malcolm s 100 Greatest Movies, this cinematic masterpiece will receive its UK theatrical release on 11 July 2008. Memories Of Underdevelopment follows Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana before finally meeting Elena (Daisy Granados), a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself? Even though director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea was a staunch and devoted supporter of the revolution, Memories of Underdevelopment makes a raw and uncompromising analysis of the newly formed system of government. Through a moving blend of narrative fiction, still photography and rare documentary footage, Alea catalogues the intricacies of the early days of the Castro regime; producing a stirring and enigmatic work that feeds from the culture of the very subject it is studying; Cuba.

Review

Dazzling and highly accomplished --Time Out

A landmark --The Guardian

A fascinating achievement --New York Times


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 8 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

15 June 2010
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
8 April 2010
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
15 September 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
25 November 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
6 March 2010
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
6 December 2015
Format: DVD
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
19 March 2009
Format: DVD
Comment| 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
2 December 2008
Format: DVD
Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: black and white films

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?