MARTIN EDEN written by Jack London. Stars Luca Marinelli 2hr. 9 min.
This movie was listed on both New York Times film critics' Top Ten Best of 2020 lists.
Also Barack Obama listed Martin Eden as one of his top ten favorite movies of 2020.
When unskilled laborer Martin Eden
meets Elena, the daughter of a
wealthy industrial family, it’s love
at first sight. The well-educated, refined
young woman soon becomes an obsession
for Martin who hopes that his dreams of
becoming a writer will help him rise above
his humble origins to be able to marry
Elena. With determination and at the cost
of great hardship, Martin sets out to get
the education that his class has never
allowed him to receive. Finding support in
an older friend, left-wing intellectual
Russ Brissenden, Martin soon gets involved
in socialist circles, leading not only
to political reawakening and destructive
anxiety, but also to a conflict with Elena
and her bourgeois world.