13 December – Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment is a seminal and unconventional film about gender roles in post-revolutionary Cuba.

Plot and perspective are organized around the character of Sergio, a bourgeois aspiring writer who stays in Cuba even when his wife and family leave the country.

A manipulative womanizer, Sergio likes to watch women from his privileged position of a high-up flat in Havanna, and he comments on them extensively. After his wife escapes (from him or from Cuba?) to the U.S., he becomes involved with the teenager Elena, who is only just discovering her sexuality – and this involvement eventually becomes his downfall.

The films starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

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