Martin Eden

Directed by Pietro Marcello

Year: 2019
Running Time: 129
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Booking Inquiry

Martin Eden

Cast
Luca Marinelli
Jessica Cressy
Vincenzo Nemolato
Carlo Cecchi

Crew
Directed by Pietro Marcello


Set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history yet adapted from a 1909 novel by American author Jack London, 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 twinned dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political reawakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman.

Reviews

“An absolute blast. Includes documentary footage, wealthy decadence, left-wing politics, angry speeches (in Italian!), beautiful women, square-jawed men, quotations from Baudelaire and the heroic deployment of manual typewriters, hand-rolled cigarettes, ascots and Volvo sedans. Everything I love in movies, more or less."

“One of the most epic-feeling Italian movies in years, a throwback to ’70s-era big-canvas statements. Lead actor Luca Marinelli, rousing in every scene, comes within hailing distance of the young Robert De Niro.”

“A kaleidoscopic historical fantasia that seems possessed by the ghosts of Italian cinema.”

“A spectacular performance. Marinelli is a force of nature in every scene and doesn’t play Eden so much as inhabit him.”

“This could be the international break-out of the season."

“Momentous. Distinctly big, dramatic, and affecting, Martin Eden confirms Marcello’s burgeoning talents without sacrificing the beauty, rigor, and intelligence that has built Marcello’s reputation as one of European cinema’s foremost fusionists. Marcello’s decade-long evolution from idiosyncratic film essayist to grand narrative storyteller represents one of the most significant artistic flowerings in contemporary cinema.”

“A wonderful mix of 19th-century Romanticism and 20th-century neorealism."

"An outstanding performance from Luca Marinelli as lead, pouring rage and energy into a timeless anti-hero."



Awards

  • Platform Award - 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

  • Coppa Volpi award for Best Actor (Luca Marinelli) – Venice Film Festival

  • Official Selection – New York Film Festival

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 4:09pm
RT' @lenadunham': My favorite filmmaker' @mattpwolf’s' important, wise and genius film opens tomorrow. Are you interested in pop, collector cul…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 3:56pm
For over 30 years, Marion Stokes secretly recorded TV news 24 hours a day, resulting in an archive of 70,000 tapes.…' https://t.co/sR1L6AAo11'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 3:16pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': "Recorder is a handsomely crafted, expertly textured rumination on a life not just of a spirited activist, but of a soc…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 12:53pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Two November Sales Continues! • $5.99 & Up! • Free USA Shipping - Orders of $50 or More! NOIRVEMBER SALE!' https://t.c…'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 11:45am
RT' @PopMatters': Hard, Fast, and Beautiful: The Legacy of Director Ida Lupino (The films discussed in Michael Barrett's excellent article ar…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:40pm
Sex becomes sport in this deliciously backstabbing drama. Adapted by Roger Vadim from the classic novel, starring J…' https://t.co/9GPChwhvia'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:12pm
RT' @indieimmy': Original theatrical artwork of the thriller #EyeWitness starring Mark Lester, Lionel Jeffries and Susan George. #tbt #artwor…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:12pm
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Omega Syndrome heads to Blu-ray & DVD via' @ScorpionDVD' &' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/J6SaqML9wd' '80s action flick restor…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 1:56pm
"Shot in sparkling black-and-white, its scenes punctuated by intertitles and iris shots, My 20th Century evokes ear…' https://t.co/jwjDuNeLxn'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 1:11pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming 2020! 3-D Restoration by 3-D Film Archive, LLC! WINGS OF THE HAWK (1953) Starring Van Heflin & Julie Adams - D…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: [email protected]