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.
After hearing of one of my favorite actor's, Anton Yelchin, passing - I was devastated. I wanted to watch what he had left to be seen beyond his death, film wise.
This was the final movie he filmed before his passing and I was just now able to view it, after wait almost two years...
It is a simple glimpse into a single night, shared between two lovers. It gives a view from each perspective, both before and after their passionate night, and shows how a single night can leave a lingering effect on the heart and soul. Some loves are meant to last and some, like theirs, never gets to live beyond a night. There are no special effects, CGI, or drawn out plot points, which is why this movie communicates more in its hour and ten minute (not including credits) than the standard Hollywood fare.
Created on actual film stock vs. the standard digital format, it gives it a more timeless feel and gives it more warmth. Not to say this is a warm movie - it is heartbreakingly beautiful in its tone and content.
As a fan of Richard Linklater, it reminded me very much of Before Sunrise, but without near as much dialogue. It is also works well as a final goodbye from a tremendously talented actor, who was taken from the world way to soon.
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