A creative interpretation of Jack London’s beloved 1909 novel, Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden transports the world of the book from California to Naples. When young working-class writer Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) meets Elena (Jessica Cressy), she soon becomes the object of his affections, as well as the symbol of everything he aspires to become. Beautiful, well-educated and wealthy, she introduces him to a world of refinement and privilege. Determined to become the kind of man Elena could marry, Martin Eden sets out to attain the education his social status never allowed him.
★★★★ “Beautiful… An Italian saga worthy of high praise. Marinelli’s performance is mesmerising” — The Sydney Morning Herald
French, Italian, Neapolitan
France, Germany, Italy