"Portugal" 2018


“Portugal” is profound and smooth like a summer’s night. It is a physical progression and a mental journey towards something other than a mere geographical location on a map.

Karina and Martin are in a pleasant relation where everyday life flows in an effortlessly accustomed way and no small misbehavior can shake it’s rush. Life is good. Perhaps it’s this perfection and frequent patterns that make them finally pose a question – is everything to be expected in life?

This is a story about following the yearning of your soul. Longing for something other than the present and having the courage to be deliberately lost.

The characters in the film are looking for a place of love and understanding in the world. Their journey is playful, mellow and thoroughly human. It is full of mistakes, but also possibilities for new beginnings, and colorful personalities who all share a common goal – to find happiness.

Because there is only one way home, and that is to continue traveling.

This adventurous and soulful story with comedic beats is a feature film debut by acclaimed actor and stage director Lauri Lagle.

Director & Screenwriter:
Lauri Lagle
Erik Põllumaa
Production Designer:
Kamilla Kase
Costume Designer:
Liis Plato
Make-up Artist:
Liisi Roht
Liis Nimik, Hendrik Mägar
Taavi Kerikmäe
Nikita Shiskov, Tanel Kadalipp
Ivo Felt, Tiina Savi
International distribution:
Mirtel Pohla, Margus Prangel, Elmo Nüganen, Taavi Eelmaa, Jarmo Reha, Anne Türnpu, Helena-Merzin Tamm, Meelis Rämmeld, Eva Koldits, Inga Salurand, Gert Raudsep, Jörgen Liik, Volli Käro, Lauri Kaldoja, Jaan Rekkor
Feature / 110 min / DCP / 2.35:1 / 5.1
Domestic release date 12th of April 2018

“Portugal” festivals:


  • Locarno International Film Festival 2017, Switzerland
    • Top First Look Prize
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018, Estonia
"Portugal" 2018