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Winner! Best Actor (Luca Marinelli), 2019 Venice Film Festival
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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.
Italy | France | Germany, 2019, 129 minutes, Not Rated, In Italian, Neapolitan, and German with English subtitles, Directed by Pietro Marcello
“**** (4-Stars!) A cinematic knockout. Feels like some lost Italian masterpiece from the 1970s…the kind of movie that restores your faith in an art form.”—David Fear, ROLLING STONE
“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."—A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
“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.”—Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
“A kaleidoscopic historical fantasia that seems possessed by the ghosts of Italian cinema.”—Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment
“A spectacular performance. Marinelli is a force of nature in every scene and doesn’t play Eden so much as inhabit him.”—Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
“This could be the international break-out of the season."—Jordan Raup, The Film Stage