Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is a 2015 Canadian-American film. The biographical drama film was filmed in Havana, Cuba, directed by Bob Yari and written by Denne Bart Petitclerc. The film is based on events from Ernest Hemingway’s life in Havana in the 1950s, and on a friendship that developed there between Hemingway and Petitclerc, who was then a young journalist.
In 1959, young journalist Ed Myers (a character representing the real-life Petitclerc) ventures from Miami to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the writer Ernest Hemingway. While the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them, Hemingway helps him find his literary voice.
An early scene from the film depicts rebels allied with Fidel Castro bursting into a street near Havana’s Government Palace to confront soldiers loyal to the government of Fulgencio Batista, while Hemingway and Myers take cover and develop a friendship.