Martin Eden

Martin Eden
Director
Pietro Marcello
Country
Italy, France
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
Cast
Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco, Carmen Pommella, Carlo Cecchi
Production
Avventurosa, IBC Movie, Shellac Sud, Match Factory Productions, RAI Cinema

Storyline

After saving Arturo, a young scion of the industrial middle class, from a beating, the sailor Martin Eden is invited to the boy's family home. Here he meets Elena, Arturo's beautiful sister, and falls in love with her at first sight. The cultured and refined young woman becomes not only the object of Martin's affections but also a symbol of the social status he aspires to achieve. At the cost of enormous efforts and overcoming the obstacles represented by his humble origin, Martin pursues the dream of becoming a writer. Under the influence of the elderly intellectual Russ Brissenden, he gets involved in socialist circles, bringing him into conflict with Elena and her bourgeois world.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2019
Competition
COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor: Luca Marinelli
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Platform (closing film)
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Debate
Seville European Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Golden Giraldillo