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Hello Hemingway (1990)

A young girl's academic asperation conflict with her family's struggle against poverty. Both these aspects are made all the more potent by the clear view they have of Ernest Hemingway's mansion in their home town just outside Havana.

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Fernando Pérez

Writer:

Maydo Royero
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura De la Uz Laura De la Uz ... Larita
Raúl Paz Raúl Paz ... Victor
Herminia Sánchez Herminia Sánchez ... Josefa
Caridad Hernandez Caridad Hernandez ... Rosenda
Enrique Molina Enrique Molina ... Manolo
Marta del Río Marta del Río ... Doctor Martinez
Micheline Calvert Micheline Calvert ... Miss Amalia
José Antonio Rodríguez José Antonio Rodríguez ... Tomás
Ana Gloria Buduén Ana Gloria Buduén ... Leonila (as Ana Gloria Buduen)
Yanara Moreno Yanara Moreno ... Marisabel
Wendy Guerra Wendy Guerra ... Estela
Carlos Manuel Barco Carlos Manuel Barco ... Rafael
Nestor Rivero Nestor Rivero ... Pedro
Maria Elena Espinosa Maria Elena Espinosa ... Hildelisa
Diosdado Tarajano Diosdado Tarajano ... Cafeteria Owner
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A young girl's academic asperation conflict with her family's struggle against poverty. Both these aspects are made all the more potent by the clear view they have of Ernest Hemingway's mansion in their home town just outside Havana.

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Cuba

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Spanish

Release Date:

19 June 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Helló, Hemingway! See more »

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must have been hard to get the rights to use "Little Darlin'"
27 December 2010 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Fernando Pérez's "Hello Hemingway" looks at 1950s Havana through the eyes of impoverished high school girl Larita (Laura de la Uz), who hopes to study in the United States. Larita lives near Ernest Hemingway, while idolizing the likes of Paul Newman, Tony Curtis and Elvis Presley. Along with trying as hard as possible to get a scholarship to the US, Larita occasionally participates in protests against the Batista regime. At once a study of Cuba right before the revolution and also a look at an individual's hope of a better life, the film is certainly a fine addition to the pantheon of historical movies told through children's eyes, like Joe Dante's "Matinee".

I've only seen a few Cuban movies, but I have liked them all. It'll be nice when Americans are finally allowed to travel to the Caribbean island. But beyond that, "Hello Hemingway" shows how much better movies are when they concentrate on plot and characters, as opposed to every blow-'em-up flick released by Hollywood.

It seems like it would have been hard for a Cuban director to get permission to use The Diamonds' "Little Darlin'".


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