The daughter of the man who wrote The Communist Manifesto in Rue Jean d'Ardennestraat in Elsene/Ixelles had character. Eleanor Marx became the face and brains of the British Socialist Party following the death of her world-famous father and convinced the communists to take women's rights seriously.
Between meetings, she found time to translate Madame Bovary and other masterpieces. But a mistaken love side-tracked her completely. That is what this English-language film by Italian Susanna Nicchiarelli tells us. The Venice Festival awarded Miss Marx, set to a soundtrack of punk rock, a place in the competition.
IT, dir: Susanna Nicchiarelli, act: Romola Garai, Patrick Kennedy, John Gordon Sinclair