Return to Ithaca

Return to Ithaca (French: Retour à Ithaque) is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Laurent Cantet. The film premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[2] It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

Return to Ithaca
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLaurent Cantet
Produced byLaurent Baudens
Didar Domehri
Gaël Nouaille
Written byLaurent Cantet
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
StarringIsabel Santos
Jorge Perugorria
Fernando Hechavarría
Néstor Jiménez
Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran
CinematographyDiego Dussuel
Edited byRobin Campillo
Full House
Orange Studio
Haut et Court
Panache Productions
Funny Balloons
La Compagnie Cinématographique
Distributed byHaut et Court
Release date
  • 31 August 2014 (2014-08-31) (Venice)
  • 3 December 2014 (2014-12-03) (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Budget€1.2 million[1]
Box office$218,537[1]


Five friends reunite on a rooftop terrace in Havana to celebrate the return of Amadeo after his 16 years of self-exile in Spain. During the night, they sing, dance, reflect the past and make sense of the present.



The film won the Venice Days Award at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[4]


  1. "Retour à Ithaque". JP's Box-Office.
  2. "Retour a Ithaque wins the Venice Days Award". Associazione Culturale Giornate degli Autori. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. "Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days". Giornate degli Autori. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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