(New York, NY--March 10, 2017) Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO
, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
had its world premiere in the New Directors competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival last fall. It has been acquired for distribution in over thirty countries and has screened at more than twenty film events worldwide, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, CPH:PIX, and the Torino Film Festival. The film recently won the award for Best Screenplay in addition to the Belgian TV Prize at the Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons.
Kino Lorber is planning a fall theatrical release, with a commitment to screen the film both on 35mm and DCP, before a VOD release during the winter.
Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are two outsiders in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto who once experienced a brief but intimate connection. He's an American loner exiled from his family; she’s a French student abroad with her professor lover. One day they see each other from a distance at an archeological site and then again at a train station and a café, where Jake works up the courage to speak to Mati for the first time, and they embark on a night of carefree intimacy. 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.
– Screening on 35mm –
North American Premiere at SXSW:
ALAMO RITZ 1
Sunday, March 12 — 6:45pm
ALAMO LAMAR D
Tuesday, March 14 — 9:15pm
ALAMO RITZ 2
Friday, March 17 — 5:00pm
Gabe Klinger is an award-winning filmmaker, film studies professor, and author. His acclaimed documentary Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013) won a Lion for Best Documentary in Venice and screened at over 100 leading events and venues worldwide including SXSW, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and the IFC Center.
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