“Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello on August 26th, Cleveland Italian Film Festival

“Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello on August 26th, Cleveland Italian Film Festival

You do not want to miss the screening that opens the Cleveland Italian Film Festival this year:

Drama, Adventure, Romance

Thursday, AUG. 26, 7:30 pm
Cedar Lee Theater

Winner of Italy’s Oscar garnering 12 wins and 59 nominations this is a truly great film with a riveting story, brilliant acting and beautiful cinematography filmed in Naples and surrounding Campania.

After saving Arturo a young scion from wealthy family from a beating, Martin Eden, a destitute sailor is invited to dinner by Arturo’s parents at the family villa to show their gratitude. Here he meets their daughter Elena, a cultured, refined young woman and it’s love a first sight.

Martin struggles to better his life through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place of respect among the literary elite and elevate his social status so he can marry Elena. A passionate love story this film is enthralling in the tradition of the great Italian classics.

Italian Oscar, David di Donatello for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor. Venice Film Festival winner Best Film, Best Actor. Golden Ciak Awards, Best Actor, Best Director. Golden Globes Italy: Best Actor nomination. Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Best Director, Best Actor.

Director: Pietro Marcello. Starring: Luca Marinelli,Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco, Carmen Pommella, Carlo Cecchi, Autilia Ranieri, Elisabetta Valgoi, Pietro Ragusa.