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Surviving Desire


aka: Hal Hartley Shorts
USA 1991, 76 minutes
Dir. Hal Hartley
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Drama, Comedy / Independent

Topics: Shorts.


Aroview: The hour-long 'Surviving Desire' is an earlier Hartley work that focuses on Hartley's world of the 'college-educated slacker' whose cerebral, verbose and often stylised interactions resonate his distinctive outlook. Martin Donovan is a college professor who alarms his students by spendinglecture after lecture on a single line from the Brothers Karamazov.
Tape is presented with two brief shorts 'Theory of Achievement' and 'Ambition'

NZ International Film Festival 1992

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DVD Features

DVD features a different short, Opera #1.

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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