MARTIN EDEN (115) ITALY 2019 MARCELLO, PIETRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Based on Jack London’s novel, set in 20th-century Naples, Martin Eden is a young sailor who falls in love with aristocrat Elena Orsini after saving her brother from a beating. She inspires him to educate himself and he ultimately decides he wants to become a writer.
He pursues his dream despite constant rejection, but his lack of money and lowly class status cause his relationship with Elena to deteriorate before he attains success.
In Italian with English subtitles
Guardian Review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/08/martin-eden-review-thrilling-jack-london
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