Papa Hemingway in Cuba

Synopsis: Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Bob Yari
  2 wins.
110 min

Now, watch the tip of your rod.

When it goes up,

then you can get some line back.


That's it.

Feels like a fucking whale.

Nah, it's a tuna, a little one.

Ah! Now. Now, he's turned around.

Now you can get some line back.

You've got to ease the rod back.

If you jerk the rod like that,

something's got to give.

Usually, it's his face.

Ah, cheer up, kid.

No virgin does it right the first time.

It's a good day, you'll get another chance.

And up! Here we go! Reel it in!

Here we go. Easy.

And up! Reel!

Oh, she's a beauty! Look at her!


Keep working.

Now you're fishing, kid. Now you're fishing!

Okay, okay. Now reverse the engine.

- Turn the wheel a little.

- You know, I think you better do this.

Look, kid.

The only value we have as human beings

are the risks we're willing to take.

Now, f*ck it. Dock her.

That's it now. Easy. Ease in.

All right. Now put her in reverse.

That's it.

- Nice job.

- Thank you.

You could turn off the engine anytime.

Oh, right.

Ah, what the hell, kid.

You know all this, I talk too much.

- Boring.

- I wouldn't say you're boring.

I'm just so fucking shy.

You're among friends here.

It's the power of less.

Pick a number

between one and ten.


Complete short story.

Six words.

"For sale, baby shoes, never worn."

Seor Hemingway?

- Ah...

- Please.

- You're quite a pretty young lady.

- Thank you.

- Excuse me?

- Okay.

Can I get one as well?


I couldn't find your sugar.

I read an AP article that said he's

the biggest tourist attraction in Cuba.

It said thousands of tourists

come from all over the world

just to get a glimpse of him.

Yeah, I've never seen anything like it.

He draws a crowd wherever he goes.

Thank you.

The only place he gets

any real privacy is at sea.

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Denne Bart Petitclerc

Denne Bart Petitclerc (May 15, 1929 – February 3, 2006) was an American journalist, war correspondent, author, television producer, and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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