Porto

Directed by Gabe Klinger

Year: 2017
Running Time: 75
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Portugal, U.S., France, Poland
Language: English, French and Portuguese with English subtitles
Genres: Drama, Romance
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Porto

Cast
Anton Yelchin
Lucie Lucas
Françoise Lebrun
Paulo Calatré

Crew
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.

Reviews

“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.”

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Venue City Date
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1518670800February 15 - February 17, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1518152400Coming Soon
Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Littleton 1517806800February 5, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse - Sloans Lake Denver 1517547600February 2 - February 8, 2018
Texas Theatre Dallas 1516338000January 19 - January 21, 2018
Music Box Theatre Chicago 1515733200January 12 - January 18, 2018
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1515128400January 5 - January 11, 2018
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1513314000December 15 - December 17, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu 1513227600December 14 - December 15, 2017
Melwood Screening Room Pittsburgh 1512018000November 30 - December 7, 2017
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1511499600November 24 - November 30, 2017
Landmark Sunshine Cinema New York 1510894800November 17 - November 30, 2017
Virginia Film Festival Charlottesville 1510203600November 9 - November 12, 2017
Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal 1507089600October 4 - October 8, 2017
Oak Cliff Film Festival Dallas 1496894400June 8 - June 11, 2017
South by Southwest Austin 1489122000March 10 - March 19, 2017


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