MARTIN EDEN

| 2019 – 129′ – Drama
A Franco-Italian co-production
Written and Directed by Pietro Marcello
Based on the book by Jack London
Starring  Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Carlo Cecchi
Official Selection Toronto IFF 2019, Venice IFF 2019.
A Kino Lorber release. |

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Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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