Memories of Underdevelopment
In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Sergio, an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Sergio is pessimistic about the revolution's promise to bring sweeping change to his country, and he squanders his days prowling the streets of Havana looking for female companionship. Trouble erupts when his fling with chaste Elena nearly ruins him after her family accuses Sergio of rape.

Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna at L' Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC ). Restoration funded by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project.

16/3: Post-screening discussion in 1/F foyer with speakers Kate Reilly and Leung Ming Kai. Conducted in English.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez
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98 minutes
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