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MARTIN EDEN, at Rivertown Film Online
November 20, 2020 - November 26, 2020
|Showing: Streaming from November 20 through 26
Title: MARTIN EDEN
Director: Pietro Marcello
Actors: Carlo Cecchi,Jessica Cressy,Luca Marinelli,Vincenzo NemolatoView Trailer
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Martin Eden is a sprawling, enthralling, narrative that sweeps though Italy in the 20th Century. Martin 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 as the story follows Martin’s psychological and moral growth from youth to adulthood. Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London. 2019, Italy, 129 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles.
Best Actor, Venice Film Festival
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“Critic’s Pick! Audacious and thrilling. An ingenious adaptation of the Jack London novel. pure cinema.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A movie that arrives like a bolt out of the blue, bursting with ideas, not unlike its hero.”
– J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books
“Vibrant and passionate. A dazzling showcase for Luca Marinelli. It’s as if the whole 20th century had been distilled, or scrambled, into an eternal, mercurial now.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“A collage of shifting surfaces… lusty with political intent.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
“Old-school cinematic soul food – a sweepingly stylish and smart Italian coming-of-age drama that feels as if it could have been made 60 years ago, during the heyday of Visconti.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“A masterpiece… see it any way you can.” – Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
“Everything I love in movies. An absolute blast.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
“One of the most epic-feeling Italian movies in years, a throwback to ’70s-era big-canvas statements. Lead actor Luca Marinelli, rousing in every scene, comes within hailing distance of the young Robert De Niro.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
“A kaleidoscopic historical fantasia that seems possessed by the ghosts of Italian cinema.” – Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment
“A spectacular performance. Marinelli is a force of nature in every scene and doesn’t play Eden so much as inhabit him.”
– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
“This could be the international break-out of the season.” – Jordan Raup, The Film Stage