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Archived: Retour à Ithaque - Return to Ithaca (2014)

director: Laurent Cantet

With: Isabel Santos, Jorge Peugorria, Fernando Hechevarria, Nestor Jimenez, Pedro Julio Diaz Ferran, a.o.

duration: 95 minutes
Drama, Political

Cinéma français

In Havana, five old friends reminisce about their old lives, when their friend Amadeo comes back after 16 years in exile. Director Laurent Cantet explores the dreams, ambitions and mistakes made by the five friends along the way, with a sentimental and philosophical touch. Cantet was awarded the Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival in 2008, for his film 'Entre les murs'.


director: Laurent Cantet
producer: Laurent Baudens
screenplay: Leonardo Padura & Laurent Cantet
Editor: Robin Campillo
Cinematography: Diego Dussuel
sound: Olivier Mauvezin

production company: Borsalino Production

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: France - Belgium
year: 2014


LAURENT CANTET (1961): Tous à la manif (short, 1994), Jeux de plage (short, 1995), Les sanguinaires (1997), Ressources humaines (1999), L'emploi du temps (2001), Vers le sud (2005), Entre les murs (2008), 7 jours à la Havane (2012), Foxfire (2012), Retour à Ithaque (2014).

Technical Specs

sound: Dolby Digital SRD
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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