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Virtual: MARTIN EDEN

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Virtual: MARTIN EDEN
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Adapted from Jack London’s 1909 novel and relocated to 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. Brazen autodidact Martin (Luca Marinelli) is a proletarian student of the world with artistic aspirations to become a writer and rise above his station to 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 coming-of-age story.

Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Breathes new life into Jack London… A richly involving character portrait and a sprawling intellectual and aesthetic feast, MARTIN EDEN transplants Jack London’s 1909 Oakland-set novel to Italy at an unspecified moment during the 20th century. Luca Marinelli gives a star-making turn.” —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“...Momentous in ways that many [director Pietro] Marcello enthusiasts may not expect: distinctly big, dramatic, and affecting, it confirms Marcello’s burgeoning talents and marks the belated arrival of a singular artist to the international art-house stage.” —Jordan Cronk, Cinema Scope

“A portrait of a writer-cum-militant swells into a larger canvas of a community heading straight into the abyss. But in Marcello’s lyrical and anachronistic world, the lurking crisis feels unnervingly close: that perturbing, disorienting vividness may well be MARTIN EDEN’s crowning glory.” —Leonardo Goi, MUBI

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