Martin Eden

Martin Eden

A FILM BY: Pietro Marcello
WRITTEN BY: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
STARRING: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carlo Cecchi

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When unskilled laborer Martin Eden meets Elena, the daughter of a wealthy industrial family, it's love at first sight. The well-educated, refined young woman soon becomes an obsession for Martin who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his humble origins to be able to marry Elena. With determination and at the cost of great hardship, Martin sets out to get the education that his class has never allowed him to receive. Finding support in an older friend, left-wing intellectual Russ Brissenden, Martin soon gets involved in socialist circles, leading not only to political reawakening and destructive anxiety, but also to a conflict with Elena and her bourgeois world.

In Italian and French with English subtitles

“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." — The New York Times
“A kaleidoscopic historical fantasia that seems possessed by the ghosts of Italian cinema.” — Film Comment
“This could be the international break-out of the season.” — The Film Stage

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Italy
Language: Italian
Run Time: 129 mins
Format: Digital