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Un retrato de familia was Boo Junfeng's first short film made in 2003-2004 during a student exchange programme in Barcelona when he was 19 years of age.

It won several prestigious awards, launching the director to fame in local and international film circles, as well as making him a well known figure in Singapore's LGBT community.

Production details[edit]

  • English Title: A Family Portrait
  • Chinese Title: 全家福
  • Countries of Production: Singapore and Spain
  • Year: 2004
  • Duration: 8 min
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Format: 35mm film

Synopsis[edit]

Sergio is a 17 year-old photographer who is aroused by black-and white encyclopedia diagrams of female genitalia. When his little sister asks him about sex one day, he revisits a memory years ago, in which he discovers a sexual secret amongst his family members.

The film's surprise ending makes the viewer ponder about issues of covert LGBT sexuality.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Short Film – 18th Singapore International Film Festival
  • Special Achievement Award – 18th Singapore International Film Festival
  • Bronze Award – 47th Brno Sixteen (Czech Republic)

Nomination[edit]

Best Screenplay – 26th Munich International Festival of Film Schools (Germany)

Festival Participation[edit]

  • 2005 – 18th Singapore International Film Festival
  • 2005 – 24th Asolo Art Film Festival
  • 2005 – 13th Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Poland)
  • 2006 – Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival (Germany)

Credits[edit]

Director and writer[edit]

Boo Junfeng

Cast[edit]

Gina Berenguer

Pilar Prats

Miquel Saura Montserrat

Miquel Segovia

Producer[edit]

Cleo Clara

Assistant producer[edit]

Joan Coll

Original Music[edit]

Timothy Tan

Cinematography[edit]

Sharon Loh

Sound designer[edit]

Lim Ting Li

Transport[edit]

Oscar Carri

Sergi Marí

Film Stills[edit]

Sales[edit]

International Sales & Distribution,

School of Film & Media Studies,

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

sch-fms@np.edu.sg

+65 64608430

Screenings[edit]

The short film was screened as part of the programme line-up for the inaugural Short Circuit, Singapore's first LGBT film festival held in 2006. The latter was an initiative of People Like Us headed by Alex Au and jointly curated by Boo and writer Alfian Sa'aat.

In 2008, Golden Village (Cinema Europa, GV VivoCity) screened it as part of a movie event entitled, "Against The Tide: A Screening of Boo Junfeng's Short Films *BlogAloud*:[1].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • The "Un retrato de familia" page on boojunfeng.com:[2].

External links[edit]

  • Un retrato de familia trailer on YouTube:[3] and on Vimeo:[4].
  • Un retrato de familia on IMDb:[5].