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 »
Raw, real and beautiful - a real meeting for real people
Honestly, I am very glad someone made this film in a time when love-movies seem to have everything except love. It's one of those films that lives with you long after watching it. Because it is raw, it feels real, it is deeply sad and simply beautiful. But it is definitely not for everyone. Porto is that kind of film only those will really appreciate who had something similar in their lives. A very strong connection with someone that lasted just a brief period of time. A week... maybe only a night.
It is shot on film, and looks fantastic, it feels poetic though it is never over stylised.
It shows love and connection in a painful yet very elegant and poignant way. The peace is slow, the atmosphere is strong. A truly independent and "human" film.
It doesn't show anything new, it might be a bit too simple - but its honest approach makes it absolutely watchable. For those who have ever really loved someone, and then they said goodbye - it could be an important experience.
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