FAMILY PORTRAIT – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Corral a group of people for a photograph, and the story behind how everyone got there to hold still and smile for a moment sometimes tells a lot more than what’s in the picture. That’s the inspiration behind Family Portrait, a feature that goes so far as to have one character muse about how photos can’t capture the full truth. Unfortunately, the threadbare plot and plodding pace make the film more an experimental journey than an engrossing drama.

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