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Memories of Underdevelopment

The UK premiere of this newly restored print of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s audacious, sensual portrait of an alienated intellectual in the early days of Castro’s Cuba.

Mixing freewheeling dialogue, still photo images and documentary footage, Memories of Underdevelopment follows a wealthy flâneur (an outstanding performance by Sergio Corrieri) as he drifts around Cuba after the fall of the Batista regime, pondering the island’s underdevelopment and his part in it.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 37mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Country of Origin: Cuba

Year of release:

Language(s): In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Panel Discussion: Beyond Remembering: Revolution in Reflection

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion, titled Beyond Remembering: Revolution in Reflection, chaired by Durham University’s Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián and featuring guest speakers Jorge Catalá Carrasco (Newcastle University), Michael Chanan (University of Roehampton) and Dunja Fehimovic (Newcastle University).

Ticket prices

Full price: £6.75

Concession: £5.75

Friends of Tyneside Cinema: £5

Students & Young Tyneside: £4

Benefit: £1

Carers: Free

Pass for 5 films in season*

Full price: £25

Pass for 3 films in season*

Full price: £18

*Please note that passes do not include October: Ten Days That Shook The World and A-Level student seminar: Battleship Potemkin. Passes are subject to availability and can only be booked in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or by calling 0191 227 5500. All films must be booked at the same time in order to qualify for this deal.

Programme Information

Please note that films in this programme will play with no adverts or trailers and will start ten minutes after the advertised start time.


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