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 their passionate but tragic love story.
She has a PhD in Philosophy and in 2004 she graduated in Film Direction. 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 4 David di Donatello.
Filmography: Miss Marx (2020), Nico, 1988 (2017), Per tutta la vita (migmetratge, 2014), La scoperta dell’alba (2012), Esca Viva (curt, 2012), Cosmonauta (2009), Sputnik 5 (curt, 2009), L’ultima sentinella (migmetratge, 2008), Giovanna Z. una storia d’amore (curt, 2005), Uomini e zanzare (curt, 2004), Il terzo occhio (2003), Il linguaggio dell’amore (curt, 2002), La Madonna nel frigorifero (curt, 2002)
FEDIC Award for Best Film
La Pellicola d'Oro Award for Best Dressmaker
Soundtrack Stars Award for Best Music