Streaming Release!

Martin Eden


The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Martin Eden for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics.

“One of the most epic-feeling Italian movies in years, a throwback to ’70s-era big-canvas statements.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli, winner of the Best Actor award at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival) 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 in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. (Dir. by Pietro Marcello, 2019, Italy/France/Germany, in Italian/Neapolitan/French with English subtitles, 129 mins., Not Rated)