Athens International Film Festival

MARTIN EDEN

24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

During an unspecified period of recent Italian history a destitute sailor reinvents himself as a politicised writer. He becomes famous and marries into the higher echelons of society only to find himself ideologically opposed to this world where he does not belong. The similarly titled novel by Jack London is revamped with tasteful visuals and given an epic feel with the added bonus of the adventurous protagonist dreamt up by a classic American writer being played by the up-and-coming Luca Marinelli, his unique performance earning him the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival.


FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 129' | ITALIAN

Martin Eden a young, illiterate sailor, meets upper class Elena and love drives him to a bulimic quest for knowledge and passion for writing. He gets rejected constantly, but when recognition comes he is already overwhelmed by counterfeit fame and love’s disenchantment.

Jack London’s literary masterpiece is transferred to mid-20th century Italy. The class struggle, the rejection of socialism by (socialist) London for the sake of a Nietzschean individualism, the triviality of aristocracy and the fall of love are the main themes of a meticulous conveyance of impetus and tension, portrayed wonderfully by the exquisitely promising Luca Marinelli – who won the Best Actor award at Venice Film Festival. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Pietro Marcello
SCREENWRITERS: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
DoP: Alessandro Abate, Francesco Di Giacomo
MUSIC: Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci, Paolo Marzocchi
EDITORS: Aline Hervé, Fabrizio Federico
​PRINCIPAL CAST: Luca Marinelli, Carlo Cecchi, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi

PIETRO MARCELLO
44-year-old Italian director and screenwriter, with a successful and awarded festival career. Devoted mainly to documentary, this is his second feature film, which won a Donatello award for Screenplay.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Martin Eden
2015 Lost and Beautiful


        ONLINE TICKETS


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        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU