Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
In the past month alone, two biopics (The Program and I Saw the Light) have come out that followed the tired biopic formula. Showing a person’s life in a span of two hours isn’t easy — and, in some cases, isn’t even necessary — but biopics that zero in on a specific time in a person’s life, to let that one event or a small series of events speak for the figure, tend to be the bio films that stand out. Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is doing just that, focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s time in Cuba.
Luckily for director Bob Yari, he actually got to tell this Cuba-set story in Cuba, making this the first American feature film shot there in over 45 years.