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Memories of Underdevelopment (The Criterion Collection)(1968) Blu-ray
 
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Memories of Underdevelopment Blu-ray
Memorias del subdesarrollo
Criterion | 1968 | 98 min | Not rated | Aug 28, 2018

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1

Audio
Spanish: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515219716


Memories of Underdevelopment (The Criterion Collection)(1968) Blu-ray

Left behind by his wife and family in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio passes his days wandering Havana and idly reflecting, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation.

This film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea is the most widely renowned work in the history of Cuban cinema. After his wife and family flee in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio (Sergio Corrieri) passes his days wandering Havana in idle reflection, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation. With this adaptation of an innovative novel by Edmundo Desnoes, Gutiérrez Alea developed a cinematic style as radical as the times he was chronicling, creating a collage of vivid impressions through the use of experimental editing techniques, archival material, and spontaneously shot street scenes. Intimate and densely layered, Memories of Underdevelopment provides a biting indictment of its protagonist’s disengagement and an extraordinary glimpse of life in postrevolutionary Cuba.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Writers: Edmundo Desnoes, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Starring: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés, René de la Cruz, Yolanda Farr


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K DIGITAL RESTORATION, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interviews with film critics B. Ruby Rich and José Antonio Évora
- New interview with novelist and screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes
- Titón: From Havana to "Guantanamera," a 2008 feature-length documentary on director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's life and career
- Segment from a 1989 audio interview with Gutiérrez Alea
- Segments from 2017 interviews with actor Daisy Granados and editor Nelson Rodríguez from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual History Collection archives
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation

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