PORTRAYAL follows Roman Lapshin across three continents and five nations as he puts together the pieces of a mysterious puzzle and comes to terms with a family legacy and his own personal journey of restoration, growth and healing.
Since he was a child, Roman has been haunted by a secret that his late grandfather revealed to him when he was only 12 years old. A personal disclosure regarding the mysterious and troubling origins of thousands of pieces of missing artwork his grandfather had painted over his lifetime. Roman is convinced that he alone must investigate and expose the murky fate of this art to redeem his grandfather’s name and artistic legacy. But finding the paintings will mean going against the wishes of his entire family—who have been guarding the secret all along. It also means confronting the notorious and powerful man at the center of the mystery, whom Roman believes exploited his grandfather when he was a desperate, recent immigrant to a new country.
MATURE LANGUAGE, SOME INTENSE IMAGES
Film: 96 minutes
Director: Billie Mintz
Production country: Canada