Family Portrait

Lucy Kerr, USA 2023, 73’
Polish premiere
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Members of a Texas family gather under one roof to pose for an annual group photo. Before they can get to that, the chaos, intensified by the sudden disappearance of the mother, must be brought under control. The already tense atmosphere is thickening, while the impatient photographer is waiting.

‘Family Portrait’ Review: A Highly Cinematic Glimpse of a Fractured Reunion (The Hollywood Reporter)

Rafał Glapiak


  • Locarno IFF 2023 - Boccalino d'Oro for Best Director
  • Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico City 2023 - Best Director

Lucy Kerr

Born in 1990 in Houston, Texas, Lucy Kerr is a filmmaker, artist, choreographer, and educator. She received her M.A. in Visual and Performative Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. „Filmmaker Magazine” named Kerr one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Family Portrait is her full-length debut, which premiered at the Locarno Festival in 2023, and was also awarded with a special prize as part of US in Progress.


2021 Crashing Waves (short)

2022 Site of Passage (short)

2023 Portret rodzinny / Family Portrait

Cast & Crew

director Lucy Kerr
screenplay Lucy Kerr
cinematography Lidia Nikonova
editing Kārlis Bergs
cast Deragh Campbell, Chris Galust, Rachel Alig, Katie Folger, Robert Salas
producer Megan Pickrell, Frederic Winkler
production Conjuring Productions, Insufficient Funds
sales Lights On
language English
coloration colour
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