30.09. - 09.10.2021

Martin Eden Italy, Germany, France 2019 | 129 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Pietro Marcello

PIETRO MARCELLO (*1976 in Caserta, Italy) first studied art before turning to film. His film Lost and Beautiful was shown in 2015 at the Locarno festival.

rated for 0 + years
Based on the eponymous novel by Jack London, this visually impressive drama tells of the class struggle at the beginning of the 20th century and art as a means of emancipation. After seaman Martin Eden rescues Arturo, a young lad from a well-off family, from a fight, he is invited to Arturo’s family home in gratitude. Here, he meets Arturo’s sister Elena and falls for her head over heels. Determined to overcome the obstalces presented by his own humble origins, he resolves to become a writer. But under the influence of the leftist intellectual Russ, he gets into socialist circles -- which puts him on a collision course with Elena and her bourgeois world.

Presented by:
Original title: Martin Eden
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Italian, French
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Pietro Marcello
Screenplay: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello, basierend auf einem Roman von Jack London
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Denise Sardisco, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carmen Pommella, Elisabeth Valgoi, Marco Leonardi
Producer: Pietro Marcello, Beppe Caschetto, Thomas Ordonneau, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber
Director of Photography: Alessandro Abate, Francesco Di Giacomo
Music: Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci, Paolo Marzocchi
Production Design: Luca Servino
Editor: Aline Hervé, Fabrizio Federico
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Carlos Gerstenhauer, Cornelia Ackers (BR), Monika Lobkowicz (BR/ARTE), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE)
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Production: Avventurosa; IBC Movie; Rai Cinema; Shellac Sud; Match Factory Productions
Contact: Michael Weber, The Match Factory GmbH:


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