End of the Century

Fin de siglo

Directed by Lucio Castro

Cast: Juan Barberini, Ramón Pujol, Mía Maestro, Mariano López Seoane, Helen Celia Castro-Wood

In his alluring debut feature, Lucio Castro offers both a sun-soaked European travelogue and an epic, decades-spanning romance. When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a bearded, handsome, 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots the hunky, scruffy-faced Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his BnB, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a super-hot one night stand; a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories—and maybe even their destinies? Castro deliberately parses out mystery after mystery, leading the audience on a journey of discovery as the two leading men discover themselves and each other. The result is a sensual romance that artfully spans time and space while pointing to a promising future where sex transforms into love which the San Francisco Chronicle dubbed, “An absolutely hypnotic romance.”

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