“Would you care to go somewhere with me?” In ‘Porto’ Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are two outsiders in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.
“The moment you took my hand at the cafe there was something to this.” “Something different.” How do we know when something is real love, or just a momentary infatuation? How can we see who someone truly is after only a few hours, when we are seeing them only as they want to be seen? ‘Porto’s’ narrative story line focuses on a romantic encounter in a single night that flashes back and forth to a single night, the meeting of a rail-thin American nomad, Jake (Yelchin) and a charming local woman, Mati (Lucas) who for a fiery one-night stand experience a brief but passionate connection.
No, please, don’t do anything differently…” Set mainly in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto — hence the title, the scattered drama is one of the late Anton Yelchin’s in one of his final screen performances. Gabe Klinger’s debut feature, which he co-wrote along with Larry Gross was shot in Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film stock. With a starring cast that includes Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Paulo Calatré and Chantal Akerman, drama is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.
‘Porto’ debuted at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in September 2016 and followed with showings at the Zurich Film Festival. The film will be released in the US in select theaters starting on November 17, 2017.
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