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Adapted from Jack London’s 1909 eponymous novel, 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 marvelous 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.
In Italian with English Subtitles.
Beppe Caschetto, Viola Fügen, Pietro Marcello, Thomas Ordonneau, Michael Weber
Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carlo Cecchi