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End of the Century

Fin de siglo

A chance encounter reconnects two men in this heart-breaking lament on love, lust and missed opportunities.

Dir-Scr Lucio Castro
Prod Lucio Castro, Josh Wood
With Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol, Mía Maestro
Argentina
2019
84min
Sales Stray Dogs
With English subtitles

Whilst on holiday in Barcelona, Ocho spies a handsome local from the balcony of his Airbnb. As chance would have it, the two men later lock eyes while sunning themselves at the beach. Then, on their third fleeting encounter, Ocho musters the courage to invite Javi up to his apartment. What might have been nothing more than a brief hook-up instead turns into drinks and conversation, leading Javi to reveal that the two men have in fact met before. And so begins a story spanning two decades, during which the truths of their past and hopes of their future slowly unravel. Enigmatically unfolding in non-linear fashion, Lucio Castro’s beautifully assured debut transforms a sexy meet-cute into a philosophical meditation on desire, regret and the limitless possibilities of hope.

Michael Blyth

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This is a 18+ screening.

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