Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: Memories of Overdevelopment

November 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo (2010)
Miguel Coyula
USA/Cuba
113 min
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Sergio Garcet is a Cuban novelist living an isolated life in New York City, who, despite having experienced the Cuban Revolution, now feels like nothing more than an aging college professor. Frustrated by his publisher’s lack of interest in his new novel and his increased inability to relate to others, he builds collages depicting his mordant vision of the world. The film’s narrative structure consists of a mash-up of flashbacks, dreams, and hallucinations mixing live action, animation, and news footage from the last half of the 20th century. Memorias del desarrollo is a follow-up to the Cuban classic Memorias del Subdesarrollo, based on the 1968 novel by Cuban writer Edmundo Desnoes. The film was an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival 2010.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF4UFTsj7lQ

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