Porto: Directed by Gabe Klinger, Written by Larry Gross, Starring Anton Yelchin

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, and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW.

PORTO had its world premiere in the New Directors series at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Fest.

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, both on 35mm and DCP, before a VOD release in the winter.

Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are 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.

Jake speaks 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 still haunted by the moments they shared.