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.
Susanna Nicchiarelli, whose Nico, 1988 received wide acclaim for her recount of female singer Nico’s last years, talks again about the last years of a woman. This time, the filmmaker presents us with stories about Eleanor Marx, the daughter of Karl Marx. First, the film talks about Eleanor Marx’s achievement as a social activist after Karl Marx died. She fought for labor rights, continued her endeavor in refining the theory of socialism, and supported women’s rights movements. The film also shows us a personal side of Eleanor Marx, as an individual who suffers from mixed feelings about her father’s dark details of his past and love for her family. The explosive music by American punk-rock band Downtown Boys infuses strength, empowering Eleanor’s life stories. Diverse expressions shown by actor Romola Garai, who played Eleanor, render the film unique vibrancy and vigor. (MOON Seok)
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