Pietro MarcelloLuca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Denise Sardisco, Vincenzo Nemolato
Italty, France / 2019 / Italian, French / 128 minutes / Color
Transposing Jack London’s quasi-autobiography to 20th century Naples, Marcello traces the personal journey of Martin Eden, from unskilled sailor to acclaimed writer. Awarded Best Actor at Venice, Luca Marinelli stars as the embittered hero, whose struggle is ensnared by his classist prejudices, political musings, and intense disappointment with the life he created. The resulting narrative is reflected in Marcello’s own lyrical vision, through gorgeously textured 16mm cinematography.