Portrait

  • 10 10
  • 2004
  • 88min
Portrait
  • Spanish
  • English

Through family photographs, quotidian landscapes and memories, this film portrays a generation and a time of misery and oppression marked by the inheritance of the Spanish Civil War.

Portrait
  • Spanish
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Award City of Madrid Madrid for Best Spanish Feature Film. International documentary Festival of Madrid/ Special Mention. International documentary Festival of Tui/  Best Director. International Cinema Festival Braga Cine

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: International Documentary film festival of Taiwan/ International Documentary film festival of Madrid/ International Documentary film festival of Lisboa DocsLisboa/ International film festival of Ankara/ International Documentary film festival of Roma/ International Documentary film festival of Cádiz/ International Independent film festival of Braga/ International Documentary film festival of Helsinski/ International Documentary film festival of Tui/ International Documentary film festival of Sur. Docusur/   International film festival of Mexico/ International Independent film festival Il Kino RIFF

Portrait. A poetic inquiry into the traces of the Spanish Civil War

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?

Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz Director