Reel Shorts 2014

  • 20 minutes
  • UK/Ireland
  • 2013
The Portrait

When Laura’s daughter Eva chooses her German émigré grandfather as the subject of a portraiture assignment in the final year of her art degree, Laura is forced to revisit family secrets about her father’s wartime past that she’d been trying to forget. Should she tell her daughter what her mother had told her about his involvement with the T4 Euthanasia Programme at the Psychiatric Hospital at Hadamar? Or should she finally confront her father with what she knows about him? Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Eclectic Films.


  • Coarse Language



  • Chris Forster
Canadian premiere