Martin Eden

Directed by Pietro Marcello

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

“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.”



Awards

  • Platform Award - 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

  • Coppa Volpi award for Best Actor (Luca Marinelli), 2019 Venice International Film Festival

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