Bando à Parte and Double Play Films have announced that principal photography has wrapped on director Gabe Klinger’s provisionally titled “Porto Mon Amour,” a narrative drama set in Portugal starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Jim Jarmusch executive-produced this experimental narrative focused on a romantic encounter between a young woman (Lucas) and man (Yelchin), shot in Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film stock.
Set mainly in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto — hence the title’s echoes of “Hiroshima Mon Amour” — this is Klinger’s feature debut following Venice-winning doc “Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater” from 2013.
Klinger co-wrote the screenplay with “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” scribe Larry Gross, while producing alongside Rodrigo Areias, Patrick Cunningham (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) and Jon Karas. In France, Sonia Buchman and Nicolas R. de la Mothe co-produce. ICM Partners will handle North American sales.
Yelchin will next be seen as a married novelist with a wandering eye in Victor Levin’s “5 to 7”; Lucas is a rising young French actress.