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MARTIN EDEN

Directed by Pietro Marcello
Italy, France, Germany
129 minutes
M
Bold and dazzling, Pietro Marcello’s multi award winning drama set in pre-war Italy follows a sailor who falls in love with a wealthy, young woman and seeks to climb up the societal ladder in the face of hypocrisy, ideology and what it means to be an individual.
Sunday, June 20th 2021, 4:00 pm

SELECTED: VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
WINNER: TORONTO INTL FILM FESTIVAL

Bold and dazzling, Pietro Marcello’s multi award winning drama set in pre-war Italy follows a sailor who falls in love with a wealthy, young woman and seeks to climb up the societal ladder in the face of hypocrisy, ideology and what it means to be an individual.

Set in picturesque pre-war Naples, this passionate and enthralling story (based on a Jack London novel) follows Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli, The Old Guard) a sailor who falls in love with the wealthy and sophisticated Elena, whose brother he has rescued from a dock fight. Ignoring her snobby relatives, the two plan to marry, but first Martin wants to become a writer, one respected among society for his social and political views.

As he develops and intensely pursues his new-found obsessions, both literary and social, Martin starts to betray those around him, denies his class consciousness, and rejects his humble origins, which further add to his inner turmoil.

With a clever combination of archival footage and camerawork, director Pietro Marcello (The Mouth of the Wolf) spins an epic story against a historical backdrop of shifting values that are as universal as they are timeless and ultimately question what it is to be an individual.

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Tickets

Sun 20 June
4pm
Greater Union Cinemas Wollongong
Past Event Cancel
Classification
M
Country
Italy, France, Germany
Language
In Italian, Neapolitan and French with English subtitles
Director
Pietro Marcello
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