Jake and Mati are two outsiders in 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.
Jake (Yelchin) and Mati (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 film was originally conceived for Athens. When financing for a shoot in Greece collapsed in pre-production, filming (and with it the story) was forced to transfer across the Mediterranean to Portugal. See more »
The Song of the Sea
Written by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou
Performed by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou See more »
Very predictable art movie. Since it lacks a real script, it settles instead for artsy ramblings on life and love. The director doesn't do the actors any favors, as this clunker hinges on the performances of the two leads, who, although coming off great, don't manage to have us emotionally involved. Clocking in at only 75 minutes, it still manages to be tedious and overlong, and comes off as a great student short film that was unfortunately stretched out to a feature length.
Anton Yelchin does a lot with the material he is given, and his heartbreak is almost palpable, although the viewer has no idea where it's coming from. The female lead is also good, playing off of Yelchin rather well. The only other redeeming quality are the vignettes of Porto that populate the film, and show the city in the most beautiful light possible (spoken as someone who lived there).
Liked: the photography
Disliked: The script
The music (although beautiful it was far too intrusive)
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