Martin Eden

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Martin Eden

Pietro Marcello
I/F/D, 2019
Features, 129min, OmdU

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Martin Eden

Pietro Marcello
I/F/D, 2019
Features, 129min, OmdU

Wed
06
Nov 19
19:00
Gartenbaukino
Wed
06
Nov 19
23:00
Gartenbaukino
Cast: 
Luca Marinelli
Carlo Cecchi
Jessica Cressy
Vincenzo Nemolato
Marco Leonardi
Denise Sardisco
Carmen Pommella
Screenplay: 
Maurizio Braucci
Pietro Marcello
Sound: 
Stefano Grosso
Camera: 
Francesco Di Giacomo
Alessandro Abate
Editor: 
Aline Hervé
Fabrizio Federico
Composer: 
Marco Messina
Sacha Ricci
Paolo Marzocchi
Decoration: 
Roberto De Angelis
Luca Servino

Production: 
Avventurosa
RaiCinema
IBC
Shellac Sud
Match Factory Productions
World Sales: 
Match Factory Productions
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Pietro Marcello uses the archive to at once contextualize and decontextualize a story stemming from Jack London's 1909 novel, transposed to Naples. In love with a bourgeois lady, a young proletarian man is driven by his voracity for knowledge and decides to become a writer. Naples as Oakland, as every port is a place to land in or flee from, with the chance of fortune uncertain, at a time of troubling struggles and social discord.
​With this film, Marcello traverses both the entire twentieth century and our most recent history. There is the depression of the first decades; the socialists, the anarchists, the post-war suburbs, the working-class neighborhoods that are still present today. Martin Eden is a antihero who will duly be swallowed up by the disillusionment of the time. He is passionate and wild, sophisticated and popular, like Marcello, like the film itself, with a camera capable of poetic roughness, that lets its characters unleash their feelings and grabs the right angle on every occasion. The film has no message other than a roar, an angry invocation of individualism in the face of the impossibility of social resolution. This unique and urgent voice shows a continuity with Marcello's previous works and shines forth in one of the most remarkable and essential films of the year. (Eva Sangiorgi)

No tickets for the closing gala on November 6 at 7:30pm!

Pietro Marcello: IL CANTIERE (2004, K), IL PASSAGGIO DELLA LINEA (2007), LA BOCCA DEL LUPO (2009), NAPOLI 24 (2010, Episode), IL SILENZIO DI PELESJAN (2011), MARCO BELLOCCHIO, VENEZIA 2011 (2011, K), VENICE 70: FUTURE RELOADED (2013, Episode), 9X10 NOVANTA (2014, Episode), LOST AND BEAUTIFUL (2015) OSSESSIONE (2016, K)