Directed by Gabe Klinger
Writers Larry Gross and Gabe Klinger
Cinematographer Wyatt Garfield
Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are two expats who experience a brief but intimate connection in the ancient Portuguese city of Porto. He's an American loner exiled from his family. She’s a student from France embroiled in an affair with one of her professors. After spotting each other from a distance at an archeological site and then again at a train station and a café, Jake works up the courage to approach Mati and they embark on a night of carefree intimacy. This romantic encounter is viewed from years later, both characters still haunted by the powerful connection they shared. Using a mix of film stocks and art direction that evokes a bygone era of European cinema, Porto delivers a cinematic form of saudade – a Portuguese word that describes an emotional state of nostalgic longing for a person or place that one has loved.
“A swirling examination of love in all its bittersweet splendor.”
"Ravishingly shot. A film that’s in love with love, in love with cinema.”
“An extraordinary and delicate depiction of a fleeting passion. Touches on the most tender and incisive heights of each crest of the European New Wave.”
“Yelchin’s acting is superb in its minimalism, expressing sensitivity, yearning and sorrow with subtle intensity.”
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1518670800February 15 - February 17, 2018|
|Parkway Theatre||Baltimore||MD||1518152400Coming Soon|
|Alamo Drafthouse Littleton||Littleton||CO||1517806800February 5, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse - Sloans Lake||Denver||CO||1517547600February 2 - February 8, 2018|
|Texas Theatre||Dallas||TX||1516338000January 19 - January 21, 2018|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||1515733200January 12 - January 18, 2018|
|Gateway Film Center||Columbus||OH||1515128400January 5 - January 11, 2018|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1513314000December 15 - December 17, 2017|
|Honolulu Museum of Art||Honolulu||HI||1513227600December 14 - December 15, 2017|
|Melwood Screening Room||Pittsburgh||PA||1512018000November 30 - December 7, 2017|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1511499600November 24 - November 30, 2017|
|Landmark Sunshine Cinema||New York||NY||1510894800November 17 - November 30, 2017|
|Virginia Film Festival||Charlottesville||VA||1510203600November 9 - November 12, 2017|
|Festival du Nouveau Cinema||Montreal||QC||1507089600October 4 - October 8, 2017|
|Oak Cliff Film Festival||Dallas||TX||1496894400June 8 - June 11, 2017|
|South by Southwest||Austin||TX||1489122000March 10 - March 19, 2017|
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