- Directed by: Lance Hammer
- Written by: Lance Hammer
- Cast: Michael J Smith Sr, Jim Myron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
Clearly influenced by the films of Robert Bresson and the Dardenne Brothers, this debut feature from writer/director Hammer examines the impact of a suicide on three members of an African-American family. Beautifully shot, and featuring powerful, semi-improvised performances from a non-professional cast.
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Reviews & features
Critically acclaimed US indie Ballast reaches UK2 Mar 2011
Powerful, semi-improvised performances from non-professional cast
96min The critically acclaimed Ballast, which has taken several years to reach British shores, is a rarity: it’s a US indie, which warrants being labelled as a bona fide art film. Clearly influenced by the works of Robert Bresson and the Dardenne…
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