PORTRAIT is a timeless film about human dignity and grace.
A portrait of down-to-earth peasants.
Not only we, as spectators, look into their faces, but they also look at us.
This work of art changes opinions. It is a return to the original function of the cinematic device to document human life and the eternity of nature.



Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal, DCP

28 min

Sergei Loznitsa

St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studios

Original Language
without words

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2002 (Silver Dove)
International Short FF Tampere 2003
International Short FF Oberhausen 2003 (Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen)
Media Wave Györ 2003
Karlovy Vary IFF 2003 (Special Mention)
Villa do Conde 2003
Les Ecrans Documentaires IFF 2003 (Best Short Film Prize)
Cracow IFF 2003
Message to Man St. Petersburg 2003
Montecatini IFF 2003
Jerusalem IFF 2003
Lussas IFF
Helsinki DocPoint FF
Vyborg FF Russia
Yekaterinburg Russian Festival
MOMA New York
Rio de Janeiro IFF
Jihlava IFF
Bratislava IFF
Russian Retrospective in Germany 2004
Filmer à tout Prix Brussels 2004
Taiwan IDF 2004
Mar del Plata 2005
Caméra de Champs Ville-sur-Yron 2006
EDOC IDF Quito 2006
Media City FF Windsor 2007
Yunfest Kunming 2007
Mediawave Györ 2007
Punto de Vista IDF Navarra 2008
GogolFest Kiev 2008
Winterthur Short FF 2008
Recife FF 2010
Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste 2011
Thessaloniki IDF 2011
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria FF 2012
GoEast FF Wiesbaden 2012
DocsBuenos Aires FF 2012
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
Taiwan IDF 2012
Planete Doc Review IDF Warsaw 2013
Ann Arbor FF 2015
FICUNAM FF Mexico 2015
Crossing Europe IFF Linz 2015
Rotterdam IFF 2016
Ljubljana IDF 2016
Santiago de Compostela Short FF 2016
Krakow IFF 2018
ZagrebDox 2019