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Title Memorias del subdesarrollo [videorecording] / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; realización, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ; producción, Miguel Mendoza.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]


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Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (19 cm).
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Series The Criterion collection ; 943
Criterion collection ; 943.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 presentation; 1.66:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital 1.0.
Note Title from title screen.
Cast Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés, René de la Cruz.
Credits Director of photography, Ramón F. Suárez ; editing, Nelson Rodríguez ; music, Leo Brouwer ; screenplay by Edmundo Desnoes and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.
Note Based on the novel by Edmundo Desnoes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
New 4K restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna.
Summary Sergio, a bourgeois intellectual Cuban, is alone after the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Now in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana before finally meeting Elena, a young virgin girl he seeks to mold into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?
Contents Disc one: Memorias del subdesarrollo -- Theatrical trailer.
Disc two, Special features: B. Ruby Rich and José Antonio Évora (interview with the film critics; 2018) -- Edmundo Desnoes (interview with the author of the novel Memorias del subdesarrollo; 2018) -- Titón : from Havana to "Guantanamera" (documentary by Mirtha Ibarra, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, presenting his life and career; 2008) -- Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (segment from an audio interview with the director by Silvia Oroz for her 1989 book about the director) -- Daisy Granados (segment of an interview with the actress recorded for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; 2017) -- Nelson Rodríguez (segment of an interview with the film editor recorded for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; 2017).
Note Includes a foldout insert with an essay by author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
Language Spanish dialogue (Dolby digital mono); optional English subtitles.
Chronological Term 1959-1990
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Películas cinematográficas.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Cuba -- Social conditions -- 1959-1990 -- Drama.
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-1990 -- Drama.
Cuba -- History -- 1959-1990.
Cuba -- Política -- 1959- -- Teatro.
Cuba -- Gobierno -- 1959- -- Teatro.
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign language films -- Spanish.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás, 1928-1996, film director, screenwriter.
Mendoza, Miguel, film producer.
Desnoes, Edmundo, 1930- screenwriter.
Corrieri, Sergio, actor.
Granados, Daisy, actor.
Núñez, Eslinda, actor.
Valdés, Omar, actor.
Cruz, René de la, actor.
Suárez, Ramón F., director of photography.
Rodríguez, Nelson, 1938- editor of moving image work.
Brouwer, Leo, 1939- composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Desnoes, Edmundo, 1930- Memorias del subdesarrollo.
Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note English title on container and disc label: Memories of underdevelopment
Standard No. 715515219815
ISBN 9781681434940
Music No. CC2937D The Criterion Collection

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