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Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello



Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello

As part of the 32th Edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, we are pleased to announce the screening of Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello

Filmmaker Pietro Marcello transposes Jack London's 1909 American novel about a rugged, radical individual — seaman-turned-novelist Martin Eden — to a Neapolitan port city in the late 20th century. As Eden, the working-class sailor with big ambitions, Luca Marinelli gives a smolderingly intense performance; Jessica Cressy plays Elena, the bourgeois dream woman who motivates both Eden's carnal desire and his quest for literary greatness and social status.

Winner, Best Actor (Marinelli), 2019 Venice Film Festival; Winner, Platform Prize, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.


Director: Pietro Marcello
Italy/France/Germany, 2019, 129 min
Film in In Italian, Neapolitan and French with English subtitles

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 
8633 Colesville Rd 
Silver Spring, MD


PREVIEW (via YouTube)


Pietro Marcello

pietro marcello

Pietro Marcello was born in Caserta, Italy, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Napoli. His documentary features include Crossing the Line (07), The Mouth of the Wolf (09), and The Silence of the Pelesjan (11). He made his fiction feature debut at the Festival with Lost and Beautiful (15). Martin Eden (19) is his latest film.


AFI European Union Film Showcase

Now in its 32th edition, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audiences. This year's selection of over 40 films includes international film festival award winners, European box office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Date: From Sunday, December 15, 2019 to Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: From 3:30 pm To 9:15 pm

Organized by : AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Tickets for Sale


AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center