Scene from the film Portrait
Scene from the film Portrait
Scene from the film Portrait


  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
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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?

French and Portuguese subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • DOP
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Editing
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Music
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona; Fernando Leandro
  • Sound
    Carlos Ruiz Carmona
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • World Premiere at Taiwan International documentary Festival 2004
    • International Premiere at International documentary Festival of Madrid – Documenta Madrid 2005.
    • National Premiere International documentary Festival DocsLisboa 2005
    • International Film Festival of Ankara 2005
    • International Documentary Festival of Rome 2005
    • International Documentary Festival of Cádiz 2005
    • International Documentary Festival of Lisboa 2005
    • International Documentary Festival of Helsinski 2006
    • International Documentary Festival of Gran Canárias, Docusur 2006
  • Awards
    • Award City of Madrid for Best Spanish Feature Film, International documentary Festival of Madrid 2005.
    • Special Mention at the International documentary Festival of Tui. Pontevedra 2006.
    • Best Director at International Cinema Festival Braga Cine is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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