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3.5
52 Ratings

Ambition

Directed by Hal Hartley
United States, 1991
Short, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

This short film follows a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women, but who encounters only frustration and violence.

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Ambition Directed by Hal Hartley

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  • Warren Spratley's rating of the film Ambition

    Working w/ shorter durations--here, eight minutes--allows Hartley to vivify abstraction & to work in a more allegorical register. Sallitt touches on the lovely fact that Hartley's characters are often talented amateur philosophers, & here it's no different. Interestingly enough, in terms of form, Bresson feels like less of a guiding light than in TRUST & TUT. The extended slow-motion climax is absolute sublimity.