A portrait film of both prominent and ordinary people remains a popular art form in today's documentary film. Unlike with paintings and sculpture, documentary filmmakers can capture the true essence of a person in an authentic portrait film.
Here is a selection of the best documentary portraits of contemporary cinema. In front of the camera you’ll witness prominent artists, politicians, and directors as well as ordinary people, all of whom bear an unusual fate.
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