Boston Film Fest Review: ‘Papa’ is a Stunning Slow Burn

The Boston Film Festival opened with a bang on September 17 as it brought Papa to the screen for the very first time. Telling the true story of journalist Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) as he meets his childhood idol Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks), the film is set to a backdrop of a turbulent Cuba in the 1950’s. The film depicts a time in Hemingway’s life never previously explored as he falls into depression and alcoholism, lending a fresh, biographical tale for the audience.