For once, that phrase hasn’t been uttered by a sarcastic conservative pundit. Because, due to the work of our president, the island is finally open to us Yankees, which means we’re getting PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba, the first Hollywood film shot in Cuba in 50 years, and the first movie based on a true story that is titled like it’s going to be a sci-fi/fantasy YA franchise!
The film stars Giovanni Ribisi as a Miami journalist who begins a relationship with the iconic author during the Cuban Revolution. Shot on location in Havana and inside Ernest Hemingway’s estate, the film opens on April 29th.
In celebration of world peace—and nothing less—we have three (3) Hemingway-in-Cuba-related prize packs to give away. Trust that by giving these away we aren’t condoning the patriarchy so much as providing access to books both imbued with and questioning of it. These include:
- Mini-posters signed by director Bob Yari and actor Adrian Sparks (who plays Hemingway)
- Copy of The Old Man and the Sea (written while in Cuba)
- Copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls (written while in Cuba)
Winning, unlike serving as the literary figurehead of the death of the masculine ideal, is easy. All you have to do is:
1. Follow @pastemovies on Twitter if you haven’t already;
2. Tweet @pastemovies and tell us your favorite Hemingway novel;
3. Include the hashtag #Papa.
And in the spirit of getting these to you in time for summer reading, we’ll pick winners very soon!
Note: Winner must be a U.S. resident. Also, if you’re just using Twitter to win free stuff like an all-consuming giveaway vulture, we’ll know. We only want people who will actually read these books.
And now some words from our PR sponsors:
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.
Directed by: Bob Yari
Written by: Denne Bart Petitclerc
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly
Release Date: April 29, 2016