Miss Marx

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Miss Marx

Susanna Nicchiarelli
Italy, Belgium
2020 | 108′ | o.v. English

Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanor is Karl Marx’s youngest daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the workers’ battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by a passionate but tragic love story.


Susanna Nicchiarelli was born in Rome in 1975. She has a PhD in Philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, and in 2004 she graduated in Film Direction at the Centro Sperimentale
di Cinematografia. After a few shorts and documentaries, she directed in 2009 her first film, Cosmonauta, winner of Controcampo at the Venice Film Festival and nominated at the David di Donatello for Best First Feature. She later directed Discovery of Dawn (2012) and Nico, 1988 (2017), Best Film in Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival, winner of many international awards, including four David di Donatello. Miss Marx premiered in Competition at Venice Film Festival 2020 and won three David di Donatello Awards.

  • Screenplay: Susanna Nicchiarelli
  • Cinematography: Crystel Fournier
  • Editing: Stefano Cravero
  • Music: Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo, Downtown Boys
  • Sound: Adriano Di Lorenzo
  • Production Design: Alessandro Vannucci, Igor Gabriel
  • Costume Design: Massimo Cantini Parrini
  • Cast: Romola Garai, Patrick Kennedy, John Gordon Sinclair, Felicity Montagu, Karina Fernandez, Oliver Chris, Philip Gröning
  • Producers: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville, Philippe Logie
  • Production: Vivo Film, Rai Cinema, Tarantula, VOO Be Tv
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