Ernest Hemingway instantly fell in love with Cuba when he sailed there in 1932 to go on a fishing trip. The American Pulitzer and Noble Prize winner roamed the world, from Chicago and Milan to Paris and Key West, but nowhere did he spend as much time as he did here: he lived in Cuba for almost quarter of a century. Following in the trail of the most famous Cuban import.
The first Hollywood film crew authorised to film in Cuba since the Revolution of 1959 was that of director Bob Yari. The subject of ‘Papa’, the biographical film that will be released in cinemas in 2015: Ernest Hemingway. It is obvious why Yari insisted on filming here: Cuba is where we find the hotel where the writer/journalist stayed, the bars where he drank his mojitos and daiquiris and the house where he settled and wrote his masterpieces. All of these have hardly changed - no film set can compete with these locations.