Hemingway & Gellhorn recounts one of the great romances of the last century – the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and the trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn – as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. The combined magnetism of Hemingway and Gellhorn ushered them into social circles that included the elite of Hollywood, the aristocracy of the literary world and the First Family of the United States. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time, but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves. –Cannes Film Festival
Born in Chicago, IL, writer/director Philip Kaufman makes accessible American art films and stays out of the Los Angeles area, preferring the home base of San Francisco, working with his wife, Rose, and his son Peter. After studying at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School, he taught English in Europe and began work on a novel. He got into filmmaking in the ‘60s after traveling to California to meet his literary mentor, Henry Miller. His first two films were satirical comedies: Goldstein, co-directed by Benjamin Manaster, and Fearless Frank, starring a young Jon Voight. During the ’70s he reworked several great American genres with the Western The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, the whaling adventure The White Dawn, the sci-fi thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the coming-of-age drama The Wanderers. During this time, he also received writing credits for the highly successful films The Outlaw Josey Wales and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the ’80s, he turned to literary… read more
Nicole was great, but the rest was a drag. No charisma or charm from Owen and disappointingly tepid direction from the usually-interesting Kaufman.
Just terrible and so misconceived on so many levels. Major miscasting throughout especially Clive Owen. Visually the film's effects in its 'Zelig' like immersion into newreals and recreated footage is jarring to the point of embarrasment and insult. Some of the dialogue in this poorly scripted howler is sublimely awful ...."you inspire the hell out of me..." A real endurance test to make it through this one.