End Of The Century

  • 2019
  • Argentina
  • 1h 24min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lucio Castro
  • Cast: Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol, Mía Maestro

Ocho (Barberini) is an Argentinean poet on holiday in Barcelona who gets involved with Javi (Pujol). Ambitious, imaginative debut feature that builds into a sexy and beguiling reflection on love; intriguing and occasionally baffling, it’s grounded in the chemistry between the two actors.

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End Of The Century is a lush gay romance for the ages. The film stars Juan Barberini as Ocho, a man from Argentina on vacation in Barcelona, who hooks up for a casual sexual encounter with Javi (Ramon Pujol); however, the men soon realize that they have met before, 20 years earlier in 1999, when they were both in the closet about their sexuality and too afraid to pursue a relationship with each other. Aptly described as ‘an erotic, emotional imagining of a Grindr hookup as memory palace’, this film is sure to be a story that resonates with stories of dating app meets and the shift in gay hookup culture in the last decade.

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End of the Century

17 Feb 20204 stars

Lucio Castro's beguiling debut is a time-bending love story that brims with promise

Brief encounters have life-changing consequences in End of the Century, an ambitious, imaginative debut feature from Argentinian director Lucio Castro that is full of promise. Starting from banal observations of a solitary holiday, it builds into a…

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