Luca Marinelli as titular character from Martin Eden, standing in front of a protesting crowd, some holding red flags
Luca Marinelli as titular character from Martin Eden, standing in front of a protesting crowd, some holding red flags
Martin Eden (2020)

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Martin Eden

Pietro Marcello | Italy | | M
Film

Winner of the Platform prize at the Toronto Film Festival, Pietro Marcello's inventive adaptation of Jack London's semi-autobiographical novel is a tale of romance, ambition, and class struggle in 20th century Naples.

A movie that arrives like a bolt out of the blue, bursting with ideas, not unlike its hero.

J. Hoberman, New York Review of Books

Touted as the “Best Film of the Year” by New York Times critic Manohla Dargis, this inventive adaptation of Jack London's semi-autobiographical novel is a tale of romance, ambition, and class struggle in 20th century Naples.

Winner of the Toronto Film Festival Platform prize and Best Actor at Venice Film Festival for newcomer Luca Marinelli in the title role of Martin, who falls in love with wealthy and well-educated Elena. Martin is caught between his dreams of rising above his humble origins to become a writer, his love for the woman he hopes to marry and his political reawakening that leads to a conflict with her bourgeois family.

Format: DCP
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
Source: Palace Films
Courtesy: Palace Films
Duration: 129 min

When

17–29 Jun 2021

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Duration

129 mins

Rating

M

Coarse language and a sex scene

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Cinemas 1 & 2, Level 2
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