Aiden Gillen sci-fi flick Ambition will get its world premiere in London on October 24, the BFI announced today.

Screening as part of the BFI’s Days Of Fear And Wonder science fiction extravaganza, Ambition is the latest project from heralded short filmmaker Tomek Baginski.

The Polish helmer has graduated to feature-length material here, with the synopsis as follows:

Shot on location in rugged Iceland, AMBITION, tells of a young apprentice (Aisling Franciosi) struggling to master nanotechnology on an alien world and prove herself to Gillen’s enigmatic master. Will her herculean goals remain tantalisingly out of reach, or will she fulfil them and in the process, change life as we know it?

The trailer below doesn’t give too much away, although it does suggest something pretty expansive in scope.

Baginski said: “This is a project, ultimately, about great ambition: the power of the human spirit and our collective will to exceed all perceived boundaries. As our heroes seek out and close in on the very key to life, it goes beyond mere cinematic tropes to deal with the bolder universal themes of facing the future, battling uncertainty and showing the determination that makes us great. But it’s not all that it seems!”

A digital campaign will offer the chance to get involved in the premiere itself, with the chance to take part via the twitter account @AmbitionTheFilm.

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