“PORTO”—Two Years Later

“PORTO”

Two Years Later

Amos Lassen

Director Gabe Klinger brings us the story of Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas), 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 and she’s a student from France having 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. 

We see the affair from the perspective of two years later when both characters are still haunted by the powerful connection they shared when both characters are in an emotional state of nostalgic longing for a person or place that one has loved.

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