Anton Yelchin passed away after a tragic accident in 2016, but will be long remembered for his past and upcoming projects. His performances in “Like Crazy,” “Alpha Dog,” and the “Star Trek” franchise preface his upcoming role in “Porto” with melancholic hope.
The late actor is set to appear in a number of unreleased films, including the romantic drama “Porto.” Directed by Gabe Klinger, it tells the story of a passionate affair between Jake, a reclusive American, and Mati (Lucie Lucas), a French student in the Portuguese city of the film’s title. The film is a collection of fragmented images and moments as the characters reminisce years later. Although Mati and Jake spend their lives apart, they both feel haunted by the powerful moments they shared.
Fusing time, movement, and character, “Porto” focuses on sensationalized lust and fiery yet consuming relationships. According to the official plot description, “‘Porto’ reveals the depths of a surprising encounter, eventually settling into the one unforgettable night when Mati and Jake chanced upon feelings of love and passion that they never thought were possible.”
Jake and Mati’s relationship explores trust, control, and insecurity in the vintage, yet naturally romantic city of Porto, Portugal. Yelchin and Lucas’ performances prove to be vivacious onscreen while audiences will be sure to root for their intoxicating chemistry.
The film will release in New York November 17 and in Los Angeles November 24. Get a taste of Yelchin’s mystifying performance in the trailer below: