Full Frame Film: Ressaca

On Thursday and Friday, I attended Full Frame Film Festival with Durham Academy’s seminar program. On Thursday, we all went to see a group of two films. The first was called The Ambassador’s Wife, which was a twenty minute short film about the life of Burkina Faso’s French ambassador’s wife. However, the second film we saw is called Ressaca, and we saw it as its North American premiere. Ressaca is one of the greatest documentaries I’ve ever seen. It is about Brazil’s Municipal theater, and the financial crisis that it’s shutting it down. The camera work was exquisite, and the sound design was incredible. Ressaca followed the stories of 3 artists living in Brazil.  Continue reading