“Hemingway & Gellhorn” is a biographical drama film released in 2012, directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman in the titular roles. The film follows the tumultuous romance between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, two prominent writers who covered some of the most significant events of the 20th century.
The film is set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Cuban Revolution, and follows Hemingway and Gellhorn’s relationship from their first meeting in a Key West bar to their coverage of the Spanish Civil War and eventual marriage.
As they travel the world, Hemingway and Gellhorn report on the horrors of war and document the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Their relationship, however, is fraught with conflict, as Gellhorn’s independent spirit clashes with Hemingway’s traditional views on gender roles and marriage.
The film was generally well-received by critics, who praised the performances of Owen and Kidman, as well as the film’s cinematography and attention to historical detail. However, some critics felt that the film was overly long and indulgent in its portrayal of Hemingway’s larger-than-life persona.
Duration: 155 min.