Martin Eden

Dir: Pietro Marcello
Cast: Carlo Cecchi, Luca Marinelli, Marco Leonardi, Jessica Cressy, Carmen Pommella, Vincenzo Nemolato
129mins   2019   Italy | France | Germany   15   Italian | French    Subtitled   

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The sailor, Martin Eden, descends from Naples, working class, but his fate is changed forever when he defends a young boy from a beating by a security guard on the docks. The boy repays him for his kindness by inviting him into his bourgeois home, and it is there that Eden meets Elena the daughter of an upper-crust industrial family.

He resolves to become an accomplished writer to elevate himself to the family’s social standing and eventually marry her, leading him down a road of political awakening and destructive anxiety.

'Old-school cinematic soul food - a sweepingly stylish and smart Italian coming-of-age drama' - Ty Burr, Boston Globe