Agonizingly beautiful adaptation of Jack London’s novel in which the eponymous Martin struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances to claim a place among the literary elite.
The setting is transposed to Italy where Martin (Luca Marinelli), an ill-educated labourer, saves a young man from being beaten up, and is invited to the boy’s family’s estate, where Martin meets his lovely sister, Elena (Jessica Cressy). Overwhelmed by the art and books in the house, as well as his love for Elena, he embarks on a journey of self-education to escape his roots. 'The sort of movie that restores your faith in an art form-or, at the very least, in the craft of turning a bygone era's paragraphs on a page into an urgent mix of sound and vision.' Rolling Stone (Subtitles)
Italy 2019 Pietro Marcello 129m