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Film evening Memories of Underdevelopment

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Museumpark 25

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3015 CB Rotterdam

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“Nothing has changed here, at first it looks like a cardboard city. Abandoned imperial eagle, and where is the dove that Picasso was supposed to send? It is easy to be a communist millionaire in Paris… But everything seems so different today. Is it I who has changed or the city?” - Edmundo Desnoes

Synopsis

Following the departure of his wife, parents, and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio spends his days wandering Havana in idle reflection, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women around the city before finally meeting young Elena, whom he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife.

With this adaptation of Edmundo Desnoes's innovative novel, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea developed a cinematic style as radical as the times he was chronicling, creating a collage of vivid impressions through the use of editing techniques, archival material, and spontaneously shot street scenes. Intimate and densely layered, Memories of Underdevelopment is both an indictment of its protagonist’s disengagement and an extraordinary glimpse of life in postrevolutionary Cuba.

Memories of Underdevelopment was restored by the Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC). Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/182124198

Manuel Toledo

Manuel Toledo is a producer and independent designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He has worked as a designer for institutions such as TU Delft, developing sustainable houses in The Netherlands, and for Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in Zurich and Caracas on architectural projects in India and the Netherlands. Since 2012 he has co-organised the ArqFilmFest in Santiago, Chile - the first architecture film festival in Latin America, now in its fourth successful edition having grown with each iteration. Following his experiences in Santiago, Toledo founded ArchFilmFest London, launching its first edition in June 2017. In Rotterdam, as President of the Encuentros 2015 Conference, he enabled the gathering of the largest international network of Chilean researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals working abroad to discuss the sustainable future of Chile.

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Museumpark 25

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3015 CB Rotterdam

Netherlands

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