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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.
Dir: Pietro Marcello / 2020 / Italy / 129 min
“The film is a masterpiece… see it any way you can.” — Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
“The sort of movie that restores your faith in an art form.” — David Fear, Rolling Stone
“Possesses a weight and heft, both cinematically and philosophically, that make it a rare treat.” — Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service