Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, which opens Friday, is the first Hollywood movie shot entirely on the island since Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959. The movie centers on the friendship between a Miami Herald newspaper reporter (played by Giovanni Ribisi) and the legendary Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks) and is set in 1957 Havana, where the author lived.
Based on an autobiographical script by journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc, who died in 2006 while trying to get the film rolling, Papa: Hemingway in Cuba allows viewers to spend time inside Finca Vigía, the large home where Hemingway lived and is now a museum. Director Bob Yari recreates the bloody showdown at the Cuban Presidential Palace between armed revolutionaries and Batista’s military forces, which left 40 people dead.
Read more and watch the trailer on InCubaToday.