What can we tell you about MARTIN EDEN?
A matinee idol as the tortured hero.
A writer torn between his muse and his wife.
An epic rags-to-riches tale.
And it’s all in Italian!
What more could you want?
Martin Eden, a poor seaman, falls for a privileged young woman who is unimpressed by his lack of education.
In his obsessive pursuit of literary fame he writes about the struggle of working people fighting against their wealthy masters. His success wins her approval, but he has made a selfish fortune with stories about poverty.
“Pietro Marcello transposes Jack London’s novel from California to Italy in this ravishing adaptation which creates a grand metaphor for 20th century Italian society.” Giovanni Marchini, Sight & Sound Magazine.
“MARTIN EDEN is old-school cinematic soul food – a stylish and smart Italian coming-of-age drama that feels as if it could have been made 60 years ago” Ty Burr, The Boston Globe.
“A sweep of cinematic history, no film could replicate the tragic weight of London’s work, but this comes awfully close.” Tara Brady, Irish Times.
“The sort of movie that restores your faith in an art form, an urgent mix of sound and vision.” David Fear, Rolling Stone.