Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca)


Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) (2014)



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The film is set at sunset on a terrace overlooking Havana. Five friends gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile. From dusk to dawn, they reminisce about their youth, the group they used to form, the faith they had in the future... but also their disillusionment.


Critic Reviews for Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

It is a bit stagey, but heartfelt and well acted.

Aug 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Return to Ithaca is a bracing and surprisingly vocal expression of angst and frustration by people torn between love for their country and the harsh letdown that resulted from their loyalty.

Nov 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4

Overwritten and un-cinematic ...

Sep 11, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Doesn't want for sensitivity, but overestimates viewers' investment in a quintet of prickly characters whose personal histories take the film's entire duration to assemble.

Aug 31, 2014 | Full Review…
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Return to Ithaca is a well-acted, wordy ensemble piece given momentum by the energy of its actors

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Reminisces, recriminations, rehashed old wounds, confessions, fall outs, reconciliation, and even a sing-along to a golden oldie. It's impossible not to think of this as a Cuban Big Chill.

Feb 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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