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Martin Eden

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Presented in Italian with English subtitles

2019. 129 minutes. Drama. NR.

The sort of movie that restores your faith in an art form-or, at the very least, in the craft of turning a bygone era’s paragraphs on a page into an urgent mix of sound and vision.”

David Fear - Rolling Stone

The film is a romance, of sorts, yet it also wields an anti-romantic ferocity, suggesting that the fissure between rich and poor is, whatever we yearn to think, unbridgeable.”

Anthony Lane - New Yorker

The film is a masterpiece… see it any way you can.

Bilge Ebiri - New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rent Online - $12

Now available through Kino-Now

After your purchase, you have 5 days to watch.