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Film Review: The Bell Tolls for “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba”

A reporter's 1950s friendship with Ernest Hemingway is the inspiration for this clunky drama filmed at some of the actual Cuban locations

Although the trailer and the rest of the marketing for this film call it “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba,” the only on-screen title is “Papa: A True Story.” I’m not sure what to make of this, except that perhaps the film’s makers or its distributors decided not to push their luck by insisting that everything depicted in this fanciful, clunky drama actually happened.


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