Portrait

Direction
Year
2004
Country
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Portugal
Duration
83min
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Subtitles

Family photographs, memories, landscapes and scenes from the everyday life constitute the portrait of an attitude and a way of life. The portrait of a generation where marriage was “until death do us apart”, and a time of misery and oppression marked by the inheritance of the Spanish Civil War. The portrait of man and woman, father, mother and son, their worries, dreams, disappointments, experiences and feelings. The portrait of identity, origin, memory and a life like a puzzle to solve. Sometimes a confusing portrait, almost blurred, like memories. A portrait where facial expressions question the past, present and future, on the debate of life itself. We go round and round again but questions remain: who are we and why are we like this?

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Details

  • Original title
    Retrato
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Editing
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Music
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona; Fernando Leandro
  • Sound
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2004
  • Country
    • Spain
    • United Kingdom
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • World Premier at Taiwan´s International documentary Festival December 2004.
    • International Premier at International documentary Festival of Madrid – Documenta Madrid. May. 2005.
    • National Premier International documentary Festival DocsLisboa. Portugal. Outubro 2005.
    • International Film Festival of Ankara. Turkey. May 2005.
    • International Documentary Festival of Rome. June 2005.
    • International Documentary Festival of Cádiz. Spain. June 2005.
    • International Documentary Festival of Lisboa. Portugal. October 2005.
    • International Documentary Festival of Helsinski. Finnland. January 2006.
    • International Documentary Festival of Gran Canárias Docusur. October. 2006.
  • Awards
    • Award City of Madrid Madrid for Best Spanish Feature Film At the International documentary Festival of Madrid May 2005.
    • Special Mention at the International documentary Festival of Tui. Pontevedra. Espanha. March 2006.
    • Best Director at International Cinema Festival Braga Cine. Braga. Portugal.

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