Surviving Desire Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Surviving Desire the Movie

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Donovan plays Jude, a neurotic, romantic English professor who falls madly in love with an independently minded student, Sophie. Unfortunately, Sophie is more interested in how the seduction will advance her writing than how it will affect her life. The lovers explore their brief affair by analyzing every emotion and motive in a series of quirky conversations. Intelligent, amusing, and stylized film from director Hartley. The tape also includes two Hartley shorts: "Theory of Achievement" and "Ambition."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Campus Capers
Martin Donovan, Mary B. Ward, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson
Michael Spiller
Hal Hartley
American Playhouse, Ted Hope

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