Marcello, who began his filmmaking career in nonfiction, has since established himself as one of the foremost innovators in hybridizing documentary and narrative film techniques to disarming, beautiful, and often deeply moving effects. His 2019 Martin Eden brought Marcello to a wider audience, but here you’ll find proof that he’s long been a trailblazing virtuoso talent, arguably the finest Italian filmmaker to emerge in the 21st century.