Of all of the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating or more charismatic than Hemingway himself. Legendary writer, soldier, war correspondent, adventurer, brawler, sportsman, husband, father and lover, Hemingway embraced life with gusto. He was the personification of “macho” – adored by women and the quintessential “man’s man.” Yet, he suffered severe bouts of depression and ultimately took his own life.
HEMINGWAY reveals his tender and stormy relationships with each of his four wives: Hadley Richardson (Josephine Chaplin), who put aside her own aspirations to share his dreams as a struggling young author in Paris; Pauline Pfeiffer (Marisa Berenson), assistant to the Paris editor of Vogue Magazine and Hadley’s friend before she became the second Mrs. Hemingway and moved with him to their famous Key West, Florida home; Martha Gellhorn (Lisa Banes), savvy, independent, globe trotting war correspondent; Mary Welsh (Pamela Reed), the Time-Life reporter Hemingway first met in war-torn London and who enthusiastically participated in his adventures up until his death in 1961.
Filmed on-location in Paris, Venice, Pamplona, The Alps, Africa, the U.S. and The Caribbean – places where Hemingway lived, worked, loved and produced some of the most influential and enduring fiction of the 20th Century.
A co-production of Daniel Wilson Productions and Alcor Film GmbH. Mr. Wilson, winner of numerous awards including 18 Emmys and a Peabody Award, was Executive Producer with co-Executive Producer Bodo Scriba. Director was Bernhard Sinkel with Wolfgang Treu as Director of Photography. Based on “Ernest Hemingway Collected Letters 1917 – – 1961” and Carlos Baker’s celebrated biography, “Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story.”