Memorias del desarrollo
Memories of Overdevelopment

Miguel Coyula

USA/Cuba, Drama/Experimental, 2010
113 min, HD CAM, Color
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.


Regional Premiere


Miguel Coyula was born in 1977, in Havana, Cuba. At the age of 17, he made his first short with a VHS camcorder, which led to his admittance to the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his experimental short films. His first feature, Red Cockroaches was described by Variety as "a triumph of technology in the hands of a visionary with know-how" and went on to win several international awards.


Producer: David Leitner
Production Companies: Memorias LLC
Screenwriter: Miguel Coyula
Cinematographer: Miguel Coyula
Editor: Miguel Coyula
Sound Design: Miguel Coyula
Music: Dika Durbuzovic, Hayes Greenfield, Miguel Coyula
Cast: Ron Blair, Eileen Alana, Susana Pérez, Lester Martínez, Dayana M. Hernández



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