End of the Century

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Argentina | 2019 | 84 minutes | Lucio Castro

November 22 - 24, 2019

In End of the Century, two men who've just hooked up confront the fact that they'd been involved in a pre-millennial fling.

When Ocho (Juan Barberini) spots Javi (Ramon Pujol) on a beach in Barcelona, he's immediately interested in him, but misses the opportunity to act on his impulse. Not long after that missed connection, he sees Javi on the street and invites him up to the Airbnb where he's staying, where the men act on their mutual attraction. But when Javi reveals that they've had a prior fling, director Lucio Castro's debut feature dives back into the past for a hard look at a fleeting moment when a connection was made and then lost, spinning the narrative into an elliptical meditation on human connection, memory, and an is-it-real or is-it-fantasy take on what might have grown out of that pre-Y2K encounter.

"End of the Century is the natural descendent of lush romances like Weekend and Call Me By Your Name, and will certainly endure as one of the most evocative gay films of the decade."—Jude Dry, IndieWire

  • Director: Lucio Castro
  • Principal Cast: Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol
  • Country: Argentina
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 84 minutes
  • Screenplay: Lucio Castro
  • Cinematographers: Bernat Mestres
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes