Fri 9 - Sat 31 July
Watch Martin Eden from home
Italy | 2020 | 129’ | 15 | Pietro Marcello
Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Carlo Cecchi
Martin Eden, a sailor from Naples finds his fate changed forever when he defends a young boy called Arturo from a beating by a security guard on the docks. The boy repays him for his kindness by inviting him into his bourgeois home, and it is there that Eden meets the cultured and refined Elena. It is love at first sight for Eden and he resolves to elevate himself to the family’s social standing and marry her. As he becomes educated he is guided into a political awakening by elderly intellectual Russ Brissenden which brings him into conflict with Elena and the world he life he thought he desired.
“Spellbinding…one of the best films of the past decade” Sight and Sound