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
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Directed by Gabe Klinger, executive produced by Jim Jarmusch, co-starring Lucie Lucas, and shot in 35mm, the film tells the story of a romance that blooms between two foreigners in Portugal.
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I think it's great that there is at least one more new movie coming out where we will get to see Yelchin perform.
In Porto, Yelchin plays an American loner named Jake who makes a connection with a French student, Mati (Lucie Lucas), in the Portuguese city of the film’s title. The official description offers us some additional details, saying:
"This experience is looked at years later using fragments from Mati and Jake’s lives apart, both of them still haunted by the powerful moments they shared. Working backwards and forward with time, and
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The late actor is set to appear in a number of unreleased films, including the romantic drama “Porto.” Directed by Gabe Klinger, it tells the story of a passionate affair between Jake, a reclusive American, and Mati (Lucie Lucas), a French student in the Portuguese city of the film’s title. The film is a collection of fragmented images and moments as the characters reminisce years later. Although Mati and Jake spend their lives apart, they both feel haunted by the powerful moments they shared.
Fusing time, movement, and character, “Porto
The New York-based distributor has taken North American rights from ICM Partners and UTA to Janicza Bravo’s feature directorial debut Lemon ahead of its SXSW screening.
The film premiered in Park City in January and opened Rotterdam. Magnolia plans a release later this year.
Lemon stars Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long and centres on a 40-years-old man whose life is unravelling.
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David Hinojosa and Christine Vachon of Killer Films served as executive producers along with Bravo and Gelman.
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The film follows Jake (Yelchin) and Mati (Lucas), “two outsiders in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto who once experienced a brief but intimate connection.” Per the film’s official synopsis, “He’s an American loner exiled from his family; she’s a French student abroad with her professor lover.
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Porto loops back and forwards to a single night, the meeting of Yelchin’s Jake and Lucie Lucas’ Mati for a fiery one-night stand. It’s an event that’s unnatural for both, but something urges them both through it. (“It doesn’t feel a matter of choice” says Jake about his own actions.) Real life inevitably encroaches and puts an abrupt end to their relationship,
Warsaw-based sales company New Europe Film Sales has announced deals on Porto [pictured], executive-produced by Jim Jarmusch and starring the late Anton Yelchin, and Locarno Best Actor award-winner The Last Family. The films sold to Benelux (Cineart) and Hungary (Mozinet), respectively.
Directed by Gabe Klinger (Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater), Porto stars Yelchin and Lucie Lucas as two outsiders in the titular Portuguese city, experiencing a brief but passionate connection.
The film previously sold to German-speaking Europe (Mfa+) and Brazil (Fenix Filmes).
It played in the San Sebastian Film Festival’s New Directors competition and also screens in the BFI London Film Festival’s First Feature Competition.
Porto has a market screening at the Asian Film Market in Busan tomorrow (Oct 9).
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San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has unveiled the 14 filmmakers set to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors award, which comes with a prize of €50,000.
The strand, made up of first or second films from international filmmakers, includes Gabe Klinger’s Porto, which features one of the final performances of Anton Yelchin, who died last month.
The film, which stars Yelchin and Lucie Lucas as a young man and woman who have a romantic encounter, also features the voice of late director Chantal Akerman and is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.
Porto marks Klinger’s narrative feature debut, having previously directed the Venice-award-winning documentary Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater.
Other titles in the strand hail from across Europe, South America and Asia.
New Directors Line-Up
Synopses provided by the festival:
Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu (Germany - Moldova
Yelchin was best known to general audiences as Chekov in the modern Star Trek franchise but to us he'll always be Byrd Huffstodt (the sensitive brainy teen in the underappreciated cable drama Huff) or awestruck poseur Ian (from the hipster vampire greatness that was Only Lovers Left Alive), and especially Jacob from the college romance drama Like Crazy (2011). Though Like Crazy was mostly heralded at the time for Felicity Jones's work as his British girlfriend, it was Yelchin that gave the movie its lovestruck foolish soul... but nuanced emotionally astute work by male actors, especially young ones, in romantic dramas are rarely given their just critical props.
Gist: Co-written by Klinger and Larry Gross, this is the story of the doomed romance between a man (Yelchin) and a woman (Lucas) set in Porto, Portugal.
Production Co./Producers: Rodrigo Areias (Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater
Another Evil, directed by Carson Mell (produced by Riel Roch Decter and Sebastian Pardo)
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Porto Mon Amour – Gabe Klinger (produced by Rodrigo Areias, Nicolas R. de la Mothe,
Jim Jarmusch has come on board as an executive producer of Gabe Klinger’s Porto Mon Amour (working title), which has just wrapped its shoot in Portugal before heading to Paris to finish shooting in March.
Jarmusch, the Us director of Only Lovers Left Alive and Ghost Dog, had already been involved with the project’s development.
The drama, set mostly in Portugal, stars Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas as a young man and woman who have a romantic encounter.
Klinger, who co-wrote the screenplay with Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore, 48 Hours), produces alongside Rodrigo Areias, Patrick Cunningham and Jon Karas.
Bando a Parte and Double Play Films are the production companies.
Sonia Buchman and Nicolas R. de la Mothe serve as French co-producers.
Porto marks Klinger’s narrative feature debut; he previously directed the Venice-award-winning documentary Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater.
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