About the film
Memories of Underdevelopment
Release Date: May 17, 1968
|Production Companies||:||ICAIC, Cuban State Film|
|Director||:||Tomás Gutiérrez Alea|
|Writers||:||Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Edmundo Desnoes|
In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana. He finally meets Elena, a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?