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End of the Century 18 rating

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

Romance 2019 84 mins

Director: Lucio Castro

Overview

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.